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Dream Journeys: Techniques of the Self and the Biographical Imagination of Bhekizizwe J. Shabalala

Veit Erlmann

in Music, Modernity, and the Global Imagination: South Africa and the West

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195123678
eISBN:
9780199868797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195123678.003.0013
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter discusses the making of Bhekizizwe Joseph Shabalala — founder and lead singer of Ladysmith Black Mambazo — in two works: a biography authored by two black South African journalists and ... More


Mock Classicism: Latin American Film Comedy, 1930-1960

Nilo Couret

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520296848
eISBN:
9780520969162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520296848.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book reconceptualizes both the geopolitical boundaries and the periodization of Latin American film histories in order to reveal a predominant comic mode in the cultural practices of Latin ... More


Celebrity/China*

Elaine Jeffreys and Louise Edwards

in Celebrity in China

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622090873
eISBN:
9789882206670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622090873.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book discusses the specific forms of celebrity that exist in China today and explores how China's celebrity culture incorporates aspects of global, capitalist practices into local Chinese ... More


La Parisienne in Cinema: Between Art and Life

Felicity Chaplin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526109538
eISBN:
9781526128263
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526109538.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While there have been significant contributions on la Parisienne in the fields of art history, fashion theory and culture, and cultural history, little is written on her appearance and function in ... More


Julien Duvivier

Ben McCann

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719091148
eISBN:
9781526124111
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091148.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is the first ever English-language study of Julien Duvivier (1896-1967), once considered one of the world’s great film filmmakers. It provides new contextual and analytical readings of his ... More


Female Stars of British Cinema: The Women in Question

Melanie Williams

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474405638
eISBN:
9781474434843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474405638.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Film stars are often seen as a predominantly Hollywood creation but this book explores how British cinema developed its own culture of stardom, and how its female stars have been prized by audiences ... More


Some of These Days: Black Stars, Jazz Aesthetics, and Modernist Culture

James Donald

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199354016
eISBN:
9780199354047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199354016.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book shows how interwar European audiences, artists, and intellectuals particularly associated with modernism, used Black American culture-for which “jazz” was often a shorthand-to negotiate the ... More


Hollywood by Hollywood: The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies

Steven Cohan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865788
eISBN:
9780190865818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865788.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The backstudio picture, or movie about filmmaking, is a genre as old and as recent as commercial filmmaking itself. This genre’s longevity is due to its function in branding filmmaking with the ... More


The Street, 1950

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

The Broadway musical was beginning the fourth decade of its golden age in the 1950s. The musical then was central to American culture. Its songs not only topped the Hit Parade but, unlike most pop ... More


The Rise of Cantopop: The Mid- to Late 1970s

Yiu-Wai Chu

in Hong Kong Cantopop: A Concise History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9789888390571
eISBN:
9789888390298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390571.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

The rise of Cantopop can be attributed to the huge growth in local audiences in Hong Kong in the 1970s, when local Cantonese cultural industries became profitable business. The radical transformation ... More


Eric Williams: Speaking to Pictures

Stephen Bottomore

in The Sounds of the Silents in Britain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199797615
eISBN:
9780199979738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797615.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

In 1911, the former actor Eric Williams started a new career reciting to his own specially made films. Over the next few years he produced and acted in some dozen films, and recited to these in ... More


Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Media Sport and Stardom

Raymond Boyle and Richard Haynes

in Power Play: Sport, the Media and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748635924
eISBN:
9780748671083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635924.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Examines the role sport plays in celebrity culture. Looks at how television and the media create sports stars. It examines the implications of this process for the media and sport.


Stardom, Reception and the ABBA ‘Musical’

Jonathan Rayner

in Film's Musical Moments

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623440
eISBN:
9780748651115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623440.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The musical biopic's complex articulation of the relationship between ‘life’ and ‘art’ raises issues also presented by the tradition of the rockumentary. Two notable Australian feature films of the ... More


A short life

Phil Powrie and Éric Rebillard

in Pierre Batcheff and Stardom in 1920s French Cinema

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621972
eISBN:
9780748651191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621972.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Pierre Batcheff was labelled the best French actor of the period 1925–1929 by Georges Sadoul in 1975. He was one of the foremost jeunes premiers of the 1920s, a term normally taken to refer to ... More


“What Are You Laughing at, Mary?”: Mary Livingstone’s Comic Voice

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

in Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295049
eISBN:
9780520967946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295049.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Reluctant, young Sadye Marks becomes drawn into vaudeville and radio performance through marriage to Jack Benny. The character created for her by Harry Conn, Mary Livingstone, becomes a popular and ... More


Star Testimonies: World War and the Cultural Politics of Authority

Sue Collins

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Sue Collins, historicizes Hollywood stardom’s legitimation as a source of political authority during World War I and World War II. It charts film stars’ participation in war ... More


The ‘impure’ auteur

Ben McCann

in Julien Duvivier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719091148
eISBN:
9781526124111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091148.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This opening chapter will contextualise the ‘Duvivier style’. It will look at his chief formative influence, André Antoine, whose influential theories on cinematic naturalism, location shooting, and ... More


Late style

Ben McCann

in Julien Duvivier

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719091148
eISBN:
9781526124111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091148.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This last chapter looks at Duvivier’s late style, and makes the case that his final films, before his death in 1967, retain the classicism of mise en scène, the evocative location shooting, and the ... More


Anime’s Star Voices: Voice Actor () Performance and Stardom in Japan

Rayna Denison

in Locating the Voice in Film: Critical Approaches and Global Practices

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190261122
eISBN:
9780190261153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190261122.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American, History, Western

This chapter investigates Japan’s thriving system of voice actors, a part of its larger transmedia star system, in order to understand how that system might be instigating particular performance ... More


Constitutionalism and Revolution: The Arab Opera

Adam Mestyan

in Arab Patriotism: The Ideology and Culture of Power in Late Ottoman Egypt

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691172644
eISBN:
9781400885312
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172644.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter, instead of a linear progress to revolution, highlights two traits: the return of Egypt's Ottoman attachment in public texts and the relationship of intellectuals to power. The Egyptian ... More


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