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Divas on screen : Black women in American film

Author: Mia Mask
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2009] ©2009
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

Accessible, theoretical readings of popular African American women film icons


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2008041246
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mia Mask
ISBN: 0252091825 9780252091827
OCLC Number: 961610664
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 306 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Dorothy Dandridge's erotic charisma --
Pam Grier : a phallic idol of perversity and sexual charisma --
Goldberg's variations on comedic charisma --
Oprah Winfrey : the cathartic, charismatic capitalist --
Halle Berry : charismatic beauty for a multicultural age.
Responsibility: Mia Mask.
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"[A] remarkable, straightforward book. . . . Mask interrogates the star personae of each of her subjects with a rigor that is unique and as refreshing as it is accessible and well written. Mask's Read more...

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