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The Resource Heavenly bodies : film stars and society, Richard Dyer

Heavenly bodies : film stars and society, Richard Dyer

Label
Heavenly bodies : film stars and society
Title
Heavenly bodies
Title remainder
film stars and society
Statement of responsibility
Richard Dyer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Focusing on the lives and careers of three of the biggest names in Hollywood history - Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland - the author details how their screen image was constructed. He goes on to survey the development of each star's image in relation to particular social groups. Monroe is discussed in the context of 1950s sexuality and her perceived status as a victim of patriarchy; Robeson in terms of black identity and how he used his status to further anti-racist and socialist causes; and Garland as a gay icon
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dyer, Richard
Dewey number
302.23/43
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.S6
LC item number
D94 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Monroe, Marilyn
  • Robeson, Paul
  • Garland, Judy
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Fame
Label
Heavenly bodies : film stars and society, Richard Dyer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monroe and sexuality -- Paul Robeson: crossing over -- Judy Garland and gay men
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780415310277
Lccn
2003066749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99819785221
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm53276781
  • (OCoLC)53276781
Label
Heavenly bodies : film stars and society, Richard Dyer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 194-200) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Monroe and sexuality -- Paul Robeson: crossing over -- Judy Garland and gay men
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
2nd ed.
Extent
x, 210 pages
Isbn
9780415310277
Lccn
2003066749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99819785221
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocm53276781
  • (OCoLC)53276781

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