Precocious Charms

Precocious Charms

Stars Performing Girlhood in Classical Hollywood Cinema

eBook - 2012
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In Precocious Charms, Gaylyn Studlar examines how Hollywood presented female stars as young girls or girls on the verge of becoming women. Child stars are part of this study but so too are adult actresses who created motion picture masquerades of youthfulness. Studlar details how Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple, Deanna Durbin, Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Jones, and Audrey Hepburn performed girlhood in their films. She charts the multifaceted processes that linked their juvenated star personas to a wide variety of cultural influences, ranging from Victorian sentimental art to New Look fash.
Publisher: Berkerley : University of California Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780520955295
0520955293
0520955293
9780520255579
0520255577
9780520274242
0520274245
Characteristics: 1 online resource (324 pages)

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