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Pint-Sized and Precocious: The Girl Star in Film History

Sarah Projansky

in Spectacular Girls: Media Fascination and Celebrity Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814770214
eISBN:
9780814764794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814770214.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses two primary concerns of the book: first is the need to understand current representations of girls in relation to the past; and second, the theorization of the girl ... More


Valentino’s Lesbianism: Stardom, Spectatorship, and Queer Recognition

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the terms by which Rudolph Valentino’s historical female spectatorship is shaped by both identifications with and desires for the feminized star. These entangled spectatorial ... More


Tyrone Power: Gender, Genre and Image in Classical Hollywood Cinema

Gillian Kelly

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474452946
eISBN:
9781474495264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452946.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One of the most popular actors of the Classical Hollywood period, Tyrone Power’s appeal was initially based around his outstanding beauty, his looks remaining key to his star persona throughout his ... More


Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Maureen Sabine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

In her vibrant screen performance as Sister Benedict in The Bells of St. Mary's, Ingrid Bergman represented the film nun as a mature modern woman who had chosen the religious life with a “complete ... More


Conclusion

Gillian Kelly

in Tyrone Power: Gender, Genre and Image in Classical Hollywood Cinema

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474452946
eISBN:
9781474495264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452946.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book’s conclusion brings together elements from throughout the book, the first substantial academic study of Tyrone Power, to cement why he is an important but considerably overlooked actor of ... More


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