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The accidental feminist : how Elizabeth Taylor raised our consciousness and we were too distracted by her beauty to notice

Author: M G Lord
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Movie stars build their roles into brands--and the Taylor brand is startlingly feminist. In her breakout film, "National Velvet" (1944), Taylor challenged gender discrimination, playing a jockey who had to pose as a male to race. Her next landmark, "A Place in the Sun" (1951), tackles abortion rights. In "Butterfield 8" (1960), she is censured not because she's a prostitute, but because she controls her own  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Elizabeth Taylor; Elizabeth Taylor
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M G Lord
ISBN: 0802716695 9780802716699 0802778631 9780802778635
OCLC Number: 754186806
Description: viii, 212 pages, [8] pages of plates ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction --
National Velvet, 1944 --
1945-1950 --
A place in the sun --
1951-1955 --
Giant, 1966 --
1956-1959 --
Suddenly, last summer, 1959 --
Butterfield 8, 1960 --
1960-1962 --
Cleopatra, 1963 --
1962-1965 --
The sandpiper, 1965 --
Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf? 1966 --
1967-1973 --
Ash Wednesday, 1973 --
The little foxes, 1981 --
1982-1984 --
Her greatest conscious gift, 1984-2011.
Responsibility: M.G. Lord.
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From the brilliant cultural historian M.G. Lord, an intimate examination of the unexpected feminist content in Elizabeth Taylor's iconic roles--published on what would have been her 80th birthday,  Read more...

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