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Gossip and Scandal: Scrutinizing Public Figures

Adrian Bingham

in Family Newspapers?: Sex, Private Life, and the British Popular Press 1918-1978

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199279586
eISBN:
9780191707308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279586.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the coverage of public figures. Celebrities — especially royalty and cinema stars — were hugely influential in giving definition to notions of glamour and sex appeal. Press ... More


Angry Young Men: Deewaar (The Wall, 1975, Dir. Yash Chopra)

Omar Ahmed

in Studying Indian Cinema

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733681
eISBN:
9781800342088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733681.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter addresses how, unlike Hollywood, which has seen the rise of high-concept cinema overshadow the power a film star once possessed at the box office, Indian cinema, especially mainstream ... More


A School for Scandal: Cinema and Lessons in Modernity

Manishita Dass

in Outside the Lettered City: Cinema, Modernity, and the Public Sphere in Late Colonial India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780199394388
eISBN:
9780199394418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199394388.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, World Literature

This chapter examines cinema’s workings as a public sphere and its self-reflexive engagement with the question of colonial modernity by looking at popular anxieties about cinema’s impact on young ... 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


Spinsters, Widows and Chars: The Ageing Woman in British Film

Claire Mortimer

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9781474452823
eISBN:
9781399509060
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474452823.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Overlooked yet reassuringly familiar, the ageing woman has been central to the narrative landscape of British cinema. Historicising and contextualising enduring archetypes, this book establishes a ... 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


Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Michael G. Ankerich

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips provides a thorough examination of silent film star Mae Murray’s life and career and sheds light on her four failed marriages and the family she never ... More


Modern Institutions and Cultural Spaces

Dipankar Gupta and Ramin Jahanbegloo

in Talking Sociology: Dipankar Gupta in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780199489374
eISBN:
9780199094110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199489374.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Culture, Social Movements and Social Change

This section ties together Gupta’s life-long research and ideology to his vision for India. He discusses the concepts of space and non-space and posits the nation state as a cultural space. Gupta ... More


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