Precocious Charms: Stars Performing Girlhood in Classical Hollywood Cinema (BOK)

Gaylyn Studlar

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In Precocious Charms, Gaylyn Studlar examines how Hollywood presented female stars as young girls or girls on the verge of becoming women. Child stars are part of this study but so too are adult actresses who created motion picture masquerades of youthfulness. Studlar details how Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple, Deanna Durbin, Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Jones, and Audrey Hepburn performed girlhood in their films. She charts the multifaceted processes that linked their juvenated star personas to a wide variety of cultural influences, ranging from Victorian sentimental art to New Look fashion, from nineteenth-century children's literature to post-World War II sexology, and from grand opera to 1930s radio comedy. By moving beyond the general category of "woman," Precocious Charms leads to a new understanding of the complex pleasures Hollywood created for its audience during the half century when film stars were a major influence on America's cultural imagination.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Gaylyn Studlar
Forlag
University Press Group Ltd
ISBN 9780520274242
Antall sider 324 Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,9cm x 1,9cm
Vekt 68 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Films, cinema