Off-White Hollywood: American Culture and Ethnic Female Stardom

Off-White Hollywood: American Culture and Ethnic Female Stardom

by Diane Negra, Negra Diane
     
 

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ISBN-10: 041521677X

ISBN-13: 9780415216777

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Off-White Hollywood investigates how the 'ethnicity' of white European-American actresses has played a key role in the mythology of American identity and nation building. Negra focuses on key stars of the silent - Colleen Moore and Pola Negri - classical - Sonja Henie and Hedy Lamarr - and post-classical eras - Marisa Tomei and Cher - to demonstrate how each

Overview

Off-White Hollywood investigates how the 'ethnicity' of white European-American actresses has played a key role in the mythology of American identity and nation building. Negra focuses on key stars of the silent - Colleen Moore and Pola Negri - classical - Sonja Henie and Hedy Lamarr - and post-classical eras - Marisa Tomei and Cher - to demonstrate how each star illuminates aspects of ethnicity, gender, consumerism, and class at work in American culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415216777
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.39(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Hollywood Film and the Narrativization of Ethnic Femininity; Chapter Two: The Wearing of Green: Irishness as a Promotion Discourse in the Career of Colleen Moore; Chapter Three: Immigrant Stardom in Imperial America: Pola Negri and the Problem of Typology; Chapter Four: Sonja Henie in Hollywood: Whiteness, Athleticism and Americanization; Chapter Five: Ethnicity and the Interventionist Imagination: Domesticity, Exoticism and Scandal in the Persona of Hedy Lamarr; Chapter Six: Marisa Tomei and the Fantasy of Ethnicity; Chapter Seven: Stardom, Corporeality and Ethnic Indeterminacy: Cher's Disrupted/Disruptive Body; Bibliography

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