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Heavenly Bodies

Film Stars and Society

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Heavenly Bodies by Richard Dyer
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Richard Dyer's classic study of movie stars and stardom has been updated for a second edition, with a new introduction by the author discussing the rise of celebrity culture and developments in the study of stars since publication of the first edition in 1986. Dyer's illuminating study is based around case studies of three major stars: Marilyn Monroe, Paul Robeson and Judy Garland. He draws on a wide range of sources, including the films in which each star appeared, to illustrate how each star's persona was constructed, and goes on to examine each within the context of particular issues in fan culture and stardom. Dyer discusses Marilyn Monroe in the context of ideas about sexuality in the 1950s and her perceived status as a victim of patriarchy, Robeson in terms of black identity and the ways in which he used his star status to further socialist and anti-racist causes, and Garland in light of her special place in gay male culture.
Release date NZ
December 4th, 2003
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
2nd New edition
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
224
Dimensions
156x234x13
ISBN-13
9780415310277
Product ID
1742058

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