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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Postwar America and Homosexuality in Cold War America: Resistance and the Crisis of Masculinity . He is also the editor, with Stephen Valocchi, of Queer Studies: An Interdisciplinary Reader . He is currently writing a book about gender and sexual mobility in Cold War Hollywood cinema. Joan Crawford...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 55–87.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Vincent Hausmann This essay focuses on George Cukor's A Woman's Face (US, 1941), a film that complicates a dominant narrative in studies of Joan Crawford's work that locates Mildred Pierce (dir. Michael Curtiz, US, 1945) as inaugurating the star's pronounced, albeit disparaged, iterations of...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 160–164.
Published: 01 May 2008
... describe you. There remains an implication of artifice in the term that leaves me unsettled. Gay men have historically been attracted to classical Hollywood divas like Joan Crawford because of the ways that these women chal- lenge and expose the artificiality of gender itself — a queer project if...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 11–37.
Published: 01 September 2007
... Lans- bury seduces/hypnotizes her son “Commie Dearest.” The gravity of the film thus attracts the faint whiff of absurdity that attaches to the famously awful and wonderful biopic of Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest — the most traumatizing mother of them all, and a diva to boot. Onstage...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 146–154.
Published: 01 September 1988
... questions that have been important to recent theory. A similar retreat from the broader claims of recent theory is evident in the chapter on social film history and, particularly, in the case study on Joan Crawford that ends the chapter. Social film history proves the most unwieldy of the four...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 1–7.
Published: 01 December 2001
...: Stardom and Masculinity in the Jazz Age (New York: Columbia University Press, 1996). 3. Robert C. Allen, “The Role of the Star in Film History (Joan Crawford in Film Theory and Criticism, 5th ed., ed. Leo Braudy and Marshall Cohen (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999), 560...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
... the public with the intense and personal access we have to stars. It is difficult to imagine contemporary starlets making a claim like Joan Crawford’s: “I never go outside unless I look like Joan Craw- ford the movie star. If you want to see the girl next door, go next door.” But of course...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 102–123.
Published: 01 September 1993
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 93–127.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... Perhaps the most salient precursor to The Snake Pit is Pos- sessed (dir. Curtis Bernhardt, US, 1947), in which these techniques are widely and consistently used to suture the viewer into Louise’s ( Joan Crawford) world of morbid jealousy. Even if the film did...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 119–159.
Published: 01 September 2010
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 123–161.
Published: 01 May 2000
... production and thus as the process of rehearsing, blocking, lighting, and testing became more elaborate, stand-ins were required to duplicate the appear- ance of particular stars rather closely. In this vein, Sylvia Lamar, a stand-in for Heddy Lamar and Joan...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 47–77.
Published: 01 January 1988
... magazines in the forties, Jane Gaines says Lana Turner was brought down to earth in a report which told readers that "she returned her rented sable to the furrier after every party [while] Joan Crawford was described as a homebody who preferred listening to Bing Crosby or Dinah...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (2 (59)): 165–195.
Published: 01 September 2005
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 4–35.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Starling (Jodie Foster) being summoned by her academic mentor, Dr. Jack Crawford (Scott Glenn), to help him in his investigation of the crimes of a serial killer (Ted Levine), whose tabloid nickname, “Buffalo Bill,” comes from his habit of “skinning his humps,” or flaying the skin...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
... history. It was shot on film by Lucy and Desi's Desilu Company. UCLA: 17 episodes; 1951-1954; some with commercials. MOB : 9 episodes; 1951 (premiere)-1958; one with commercials. WC : 1 episode; 1955. I Married Joan . NBC; 1952-1955. This domestic sit-com stars Joan Davis as...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 46–63.
Published: 01 September 1990
... some cases, the rocking of the fake railway carriage has kept us away after the first visit. Let’s not forget that in Letter From an Unknown Woman,Joan Fontaine makes a first-and last-visit to a version of Hale’s Tours. As expected, no one gets anywhere. Virgin, fucked...