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ISBN-13: 9780813550152
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 08/12/2011
Series: Star Decades: American Culture/American Cinema Series
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author

Jennifer M. Bean is the director of the cinema studies program and an associate professor of comparative literature at the University of Washington. She is coeditor of A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema and a recipient of the prestigious Katherine Singer Kovacs Essay Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. G. M.Anderson: “Broncho Billy” among the Early “Picture Personalities”
2. Mary Pickford: Icon of Stardom
3. Lillian Gish: Clean, and White, and Pure as the Lily
4. Sessue Hayakawa:The Mirror, the Racialized Body, and Photogénie
5. Theda Bara: Orientalism, Sexual Anarchy, and the Jewish Star
6. Geraldine Farrar:A Star from Another Medium
7. George Beban: Character of the Picturesque
8. Pearl White and Grace Cunard:The Serial Queen’s Volatile Present
9. Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle: Comedy’s Starring Scapegoat
10. Douglas Fairbanks: Icon of Americanism
11. Charles Chaplin:The Object Life of Mass Culture
In the Wings
Works Cited
Contributors
Index

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