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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


Tanaka Kinuyo: Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

Irene González-López and Michael Smith (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474409698
eISBN:
9781474444637
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474409698.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is the first book in English dedicated to the actress and director Tanaka Kinuyo. Praised as amongst the greatest actors in the history of Japanese cinema, Tanaka’s career spanned the industrial ... More


Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Sabrina Qiong Yu and Guy Austin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This collection revisits star studies with themes and methods from the latest international research into stardom and fandom across the globe. It challenges the Hollywood-centrism in star studies by ... 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


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


Close-Up: Great Cinematic Performances Volume 2: International

Murray Pomerance and Kyle Stevens (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474417037
eISBN:
9781474444750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417037.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This two-volume set presents detailed interpretations of singular performances by several of the most compelling actors in cinema history, asking in many different and complementary ways what makes ... More


Conclusion

Hannah Durkin

in Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham: Dances in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042621
eISBN:
9780252051463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042621.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance

The conclusion summarizes the book’s key arguments. It reflects on the significance of Baker and Dunham’s memoirs and films in revealing the limitations of their roles as midcentury Black women ... 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


Hamlet Lives in Hollywood: John Barrymore and the Acting Tradition Onscreen

Murray Pomerance and Steven Rybin (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474411394
eISBN:
9781474438445
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411394.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

John Barrymore’s influence on screen and stage in the early twentieth century is incalculable. His performances in the theater defined Shakespeare for a generation, and his transition to cinema ... More


Rock Star/Movie Star: Power and Performance in Cinematic Rock Stardom

Landon Palmer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190888404
eISBN:
9780190888442
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888404.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

When midcentury Hollywood found itself struggling to compete within an expanding entertainment media landscape, certain producers and studios saw an opportunity in making films that showcased ... More


Cinematic Stardom: Baker and the 1930s French Musical Film

Hannah Durkin

in Josephine Baker and Katherine Dunham: Dances in Literature and Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042621
eISBN:
9780252051463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042621.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter examines Zouzou (1933) and Princesse Tam-Tam (1934) as cinematically ambivalent in their portrayal of Baker as both a “primitive” performer and a glamorous chanteuse. The productions ... More


Inventing la Môme

David Looseley

in Édith Piaf: A Cultural History

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382578
eISBN:
9781786945280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382578.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The chapter begins with a brief biography of Piaf’s early years as a singer but focuses primarily on how the Piaf myth—the imagined Piaf that France and the world would come to know--was invented. ... More


Introduction: Power and Performance in Cinematic Rock Stardom

Landon Palmer

in Rock Star/Movie Star: Power and Performance in Cinematic Rock Stardom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190888404
eISBN:
9780190888442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888404.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The book’s introduction first discusses why looking back at cinematic rock stars is useful for understanding a present context in which stardom seems to matter little to the industrial work of ... More


Coda: On Visual Albums and Emotion Pictures

Landon Palmer

in Rock Star/Movie Star: Power and Performance in Cinematic Rock Stardom

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190888404
eISBN:
9780190888442
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888404.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter concludes the volume with a concise coda that problematizes the genre and medium specificity of categories such as “rock” and “cinema,” and interrogates their relevance to understanding ... 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


Peter Lorre in M

Janet Bergstrom

in Close-Up: Great Cinematic Performances Volume 2: International

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474417037
eISBN:
9781474444750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417037.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A discussion of Peter Lorre in M


Anna Magnani in The Golden Coach

Sergio Rigoletto

in Close-Up: Great Cinematic Performances Volume 2: International

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474417037
eISBN:
9781474444750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417037.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A discussion of Anna Magnani in The Golden Coach


Alec Guinness in Last Holiday

R. Barton Palmer

in Close-Up: Great Cinematic Performances Volume 2: International

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474417037
eISBN:
9781474444750
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417037.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A discussion of Alec Guinness in Last Holiday


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