Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society / Edition 2

Heavenly Bodies: Film Stars and Society / Edition 2

by Richard Dyer
     
 

ISBN-10: 041531027X

ISBN-13: 9780415310277

Pub. Date: 12/19/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Richard Dyer's classic study of movie stars and stardom has been updated, with a new introduction by the author discussing the rise of celebrity culture and developments in the study of stars since publication of the first edition in 1986.

Dyer's illuminating study is based around case studies of three major stars: Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy

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Richard Dyer's classic study of movie stars and stardom has been updated, with a new introduction by the author discussing the rise of celebrity culture and developments in the study of stars since publication of the first edition in 1986.

Dyer's illuminating study is based around case studies of three major stars: Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland. He draws on a wide range of sources, including the films in which each star appeared, to illustrate how each star's persona was constructed, and goes on to examine each within the context of particular issues in fan culture and stardom.

Students of film and cultural studies will find this an invaluable part of there course reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415310277
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/19/2003
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
810,355
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Monroe and sexuality17
2Paul Robeson: crossing over64
3Judy Garland and gay men137
Notes192
References194
Index201

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