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Off-white Hollywood : American culture and ethnic female stardom

Author: Diane Negra
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This work investigates how the ethnicity of white European-American actresses has played a key role in the mythology of American identity and nation-building.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Negra
ISBN: 041521677X 9780415216777 0415216788 9780415216784 9780203996584 0203996585
OCLC Number: 46732554
Description: x, 221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Hollywood film and the narrativization of ethnic femininity --
The wearing of the green : Irishness as a promotion discourse in the career of Colleen Moore --
Immigrant stardom in imperial America : Pola Negri and the problem of typology --
Sonja Henie in Hollywood : whiteness, athleticism, and Americanization --
Ethnicity and the interventionist imagination : domesticity, exoticism, and scandal in the persona of Hedy Lamarr --
Marisa Tomei and the fantasy of ethnicity --
Stardom, corporeality, and ethnic indeterminancy : Cher's disrupted/disruptive body.
Responsibility: Diane Negra.
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Off-White Hollywood investigates how the 'ethnicity' of white European-American actresses has played a key role in the mythology of American identity and nation-building.  Read more...

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"A unique examination of celebrity culture as the place where white American national identities are contested and consolidated. Integrating social and cultural history with close readings of films, Read more...

 
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