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Heavenly bodies : film stars and society

Author: Richard Dyer
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Richard Dyer's classic and highly influential study of film celebrity has been reissued in this second edition as a testament to the enduring appeal of cinema's major stars." "Focusing on the lives and careers of three of the biggest names in Hollywood history - Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland - he details how their screen image was constructed." "Through subtle readings of their films and a wealth of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Marilyn Monroe; Paul Robeson; Judy Garland; Marilyn Monroe; Paul Robeson; Judy Garland; Judy Garland; Marilyn Monroe; Paul Robeson; Judy Garland; Marilyn Monroe; Paul Robeson; Judy Garland
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dyer
ISBN: 0415310261 9780415310260 041531027X 9780415310277
OCLC Number: 53276781
Description: x, 210 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Monroe and sexuality --
2. Paul Robeson: crossing over --
3. Judy Garland and gay men.
Responsibility: Richard Dyer.
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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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