Basinger Reviews Biography of Actor Dana Andrews

Lauren RubensteinSeptember 28, 20121min
"Hollywood Enigma" teaches us to appreciate an actor whose standing in Hollywood should be reassessed

The Wall Street Journal┬árecently published a review by Jeanine Basinger, chair of film studies and Corwin-Fuller Professor of Film Studies, of, “Hollywood Enigma: Dana Andrews,” a new biography of the actor. Basinger considers why Andrews, who had a long career as a leading man in film, has been relegated to a “second tier” of actors, seldom listed among the legendary male stars of the studio system.