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Damsels and Divas : European Stardom in Silent Hollywood / Agata Frymus.

Author/Creator:
Frymus, Agata, author., Author,
Publication:
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (260 p.) : 23 B-W photographs, 7 color illustrations
Contained In:
De Gruyter University Press Library.
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Subjects:
Femininity in motion pictures.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Motion pictures -- European influences.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Silent films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Whites in motion pictures.
Language:
In English.
System Details:
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.
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Summary:
Damsels and Divas investigates the meanings of Europeanness in Hollywood during the 1920s by charting professional trajectories of three movie stars: Pola Negri, Vilma Bánky and Jetta Goudal. It combines the investigation of American fan magazines with the analysis of studio documents, and the examination of the narratives of their films, to develop a thorough understanding of the ways in which Negri, Bánky and Goudal were understood within the realm of their contemporary American culture. This discussion places their star personae in the context of whiteness, femininity and Americanization. Every age has its heroines, and they reveal a lot about prevailing attitudes towards women in their respective eras. In the United States, where the stories of rags-to-riches were especially potent, stars could offer models of successful cultural integration.
Contents:
Frontmatter
Contents
Introduction
1 Pola Negri and Romance: "Ah Love! It's Not for Me"
2 Pola Negri as the Vamp: "Temptatious Pola Assailed Picture Citadel by Stor
3 Vilma Bánky and Whiteness: "The Almost Perfect Anglo-Saxon Type, More English Than the English"
4 Vilma Bánky as the Leading Lady: "Bedecked in Flowing Gowns . . . and Layers of Pearls and Jewels"
5 Vilma Bánky and Marriage: "My Mother Brought Me Up to Be a Wife"
6 Jetta Goudal and Exoticism: "She Looks Like a Beautiful Cossack. She Looks Like an Oriental Princess"
7 Jetta Goudal and Mystery: "A Riddle in the City of Eager Autobiographies"
8 Jetta Goudal and Temperament: "The Most Temperamental Actress"
Conclusion
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
About the Author
Notes:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 23. Jun 2020)
Contributor:
De Gruyter.
ISBN:
9781978806122
Publisher Number:
10.36019/9781978806122 doi
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.