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Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Marina Dahlquist (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Exceptionally popular during their time, the spectacular American action film serials of the 1910s featured exciting stunts, film tricks, and effects set against the background of modern technology, ... More


Introduction: Why Pearl?

Marina Dahlquist

in Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book explores the historiographic importance, narrative patterns, marketing, and cultural reception of the serial genre through a wider contextualization of the serial phenomenon and its ... More


From Pearl White to White Rose Woo: Tracing the Vernacular Body of Nüxia in Chinese Silent Cinema, 1927–1931

Weihong Bao

in Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the mediated cultural encounter between the American serial queen adventure and nüxiapian, a subgenre of Chinese martial arts films. The nüxiapian genre, featuring a female ... More


“The Best-Known Woman in the World”: Pearl White and the American Serial Film in Sweden

Marina Dahlquist

in Exporting Perilous Pauline: Pearl White and the Serial Film Craze

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037689
eISBN:
9780252094941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037689.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the fate of Pearl White's serials on the Swedish market during the early 1900s. More specifically, it analyzes the impact of censorship on White's films, and American serial ... More


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