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Heavenly bodies : film stars and society second edition.

Publisher: London : Routledge.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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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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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 041531027X 9780415310277
OCLC Number: 435549337
Notes: Focusing on the lives and careers of three of the biggest names in Hollywood history - Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland - Dyer details how their screen image was constructed. Through subtle readings of their films and wealth of background material, he goes on to survey the development of each star's image in relation to particular social groups. Monroe is discussed in the context of 1950s sexuality and the image of woman; Robeson in terms of black identity and different white and black perceptions of it; and Garland as a gay icon. All three are set in the wider context of the social significance of the very idea of stardom.
Description: 210 pages ; 24 cm

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

 
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