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Hollywood catwalk : exploring costume and transformation in American film

Author: Tamar Jeffers McDonald
Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2010.
Series: International library of cultural studies, 12.
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The High School outsider takes off her glasses, puts on a dress, and becomes the Prom Queen; the dowdy woman has her hair done, buys some chic new clothes and starts to attract the men. Cinderella and Pygmalion stories still provide inspiration for the plots of Hollywood romantic comedies, dramas, and even action films. Their perennial use prompts a series of questions: is, for example, male agency necessary to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McDonald, Tamar Jeffers.
Hollywood catwalk.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2010
(OCoLC)465370391
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tamar Jeffers McDonald
ISBN: 9781441676375 1441676376 9780857713278 0857713272
OCLC Number: 670430626
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 240 p.) : ill.
Contents: Acknowledgements; List of Illustrations; Introduction; Section One: Costume and Film; Section Two: Tropes; Section Three: Case Studies; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Filmography; Index.
Series Title: International library of cultural studies, 12.
Responsibility: Tamar Jeffers McDonald.

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Cinderella and Pygmalion stories provide inspiration for the plots of Hollywood romantic comedies, dramas, and even action films. This book examines a key aspect of film style: the costume.  Read more...

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