Michael Newton teaches literature and film at Leiden University. He is the author of numerous popular books on film and cultural history, including Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children (2002), and Age of Assassins (2012), both for Faber & Faber, and two BFI Film Classics - Kind Hearts and Coronets (2003) and Rosemary's Baby (2019).
Thorough and thoughtful, Newton's Show People is a major addition to existing literature on the subject of film stardom. I can't wait to read it a second time. --Gary D. Rhodes, author of The Perils of Moviegoing in America and The Birth of the American Horror Film