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Author Frymus, Agata, 1989- author.

Title Damsels and divas : European stardom in silent Hollywood / Agata Frymus.

Publication Info. New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 232 pages)
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- Pola Negri and Romance: 'Ah love! It's not for me.' -- Pola Negri as The Vamp: 'Temptatious Pola assailed picture citadel by storm.' -- Vilma Bánky and Whiteness: 'The almost perfect Anglo-Saxon type, more English than the English.' -- Vilma Bánky as The Leading Lady: 'Bedecked in flowing gowns (...) and layers of pearls and jewels.' -- Vilma Bánky and Marriage: 'My mother brought me up to be a wife.' -- Jetta Goudal and Exoticism: 'She looks like a beautiful Cossack. She looks like an Oriental princess.' -- Jetta Goudal and Mystery: 'A riddle in the city of eager autobiographies.' -- Jetta Goudal and Temperament: 'The most temperamental actress.' -- Conclusion.
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"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on March 06, 2020).
Subject Negri, Pola, 1899-1987.
Banky, Vilma, 1898-1991.
Goudal, Jetta, 1891-1985.
Banky, Vilma, 1898-1991. (OCoLC)fst01947645
Goudal, Jetta, 1891-1985. (OCoLC)fst01942400
Negri, Pola, 1899-1987. (OCoLC)fst01428299
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Motion pictures -- European influences.
Whites in motion pictures.
Femininity in motion pictures.
America -- In motion pictures.
Silent films -- United States -- History and criticism.
Femininity in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01903226
Motion picture actors and actresses. (OCoLC)fst01027096
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Motion pictures -- European influences. (OCoLC)fst01027323
Silent films. (OCoLC)fst01118542
Whites in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01174834
America. (OCoLC)fst01239786
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title European stardom in silent Hollywood
Other Form: Print version: Frymus, Agata, 1989- Damsels and divas. New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press, 2020 9781978806085 (DLC) 2019025129 (OCoLC)1114444634
ISBN 9781978806108 (electronic book)
1978806108 (electronic book)
9781978806122 (electronic book)
1978806124 (electronic book)
9781978806115 (electronic book)
1978806116 (electronic book)
9781978806085 (paperback)
1978806086 (paperback)
9781978806092 (hardcover)
1978806094 (hardcover)
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