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Heavenly Bodies : Film Stars and Society.

Author: Richard Dyer
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Richard Dyer's classic study of movie stars and stardom has been updated, with a new introduction by the author discussing the rise of celebrity culture and developments in the study of stars since publication of the first edition in 1986. Dyer's illuminating study is based around case studies of three major stars: Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland. He draws on a wide range of sources, including the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dyer
ISBN: 9781136000621 1136000623
OCLC Number: 823389185
Description: 1 online resource (225 pages)
Contents: Heavenly Bodies Film Stars and Society; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 Monroe and sexuality; Chapter 2 Paul Robeson: crossing over; Chapter 3 Judy Garland and gay men; Notes; References; Index.

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Dyer's study is based around case studies of three major stars: Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland. He draws on a wide range of sources, including the films in which each star appeared, to  Read more...

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'the seminal theorist in the field of star studies... groundbreaking' - Journal of Visual Culture

 
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