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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 145–149.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Erica Levin Abstract This brief tribute to Carolee Schneemann examines her self-conception as an American artist, considering how it intersects with the disruptive performance of gender norms in Americana I Ching Apple Pie (1972). The work was originally staged for the camera in Schneemann's London...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 224–249.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Edward Baron Turk Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 I Married an Angel (W. S. Van Dyke, MGM, 1942) Deriding the Voice of Jeanette MacDonald: Notes on Psychoanalysis and The American Film Musical Edward Baron Turk I...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 41–72.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Steven Cohan Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 WORKS CITED _____.“All About Eve: Kinsey Reports on American Women.” Newsweek 24 Aug. 1953 : 68 –71. Armstrong , George “Are Actors Sissies?” Photoplay Feb. 1953 : 52 –53, 97. Bentley , Eric...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (2 (44)): 151–175.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of New Yorker Films. 05-Mennel&Onigiri 150-175=26pgs 1/25/01 1:47 PM Page 151 In a Desert Somewhere between Disney and Las Vegas: The Fantasy of Interracial Harmony and American Multiculturalism in Percy Adlon’s...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (2 (53)): 27–55.
Published: 01 September 2003
...Heather J. Hicks Camera Obscura 2003 Heather J. Hicks is associate professor of English at Villanova University, where she teaches courses on postmodern fiction, contemporary narratives of race and ethnicity, and feminist theory. She is currently writing a book on how American authors...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 42–69.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Robert C. Allen Copyright © 1990 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1990 “The Leg Business”: Transgression and Containment in American Burlesque Robert C. Allen Introduction This fall (1990) marks the fifteenth anniversary of the publication of Laura Mulvey’s “Visual...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (2 (29)): 91–129.
Published: 01 May 1992
...Stacie Colwell The End ofthe Road: Gender, the Dissemination of Knowledge, and the American Campaign Against Venereal Disease during World War I Stacie Colwell “Two roads there are in life,” states the prologue to the 1918 American Social Hygiene Association Film, The End...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 113–149.
Published: 01 May 2004
...Vincent Hausmann American Beauty’s insistence that what the Colonel and film viewers see barely conceals our identifications, repressions, and aggressions. Envisioning the (W)hole World “Behind Things”: Denying Otherness in American Beauty Vincent Hausmann Sam Mendes’s American...
Published: 01 May 2021
Figure 11. Yanco as “rich American uncle” in Uncle Yanco (US/France, 1967) More
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Sara Ross Camera Obscura 2005 Sara Ross has published articles in the journals Film History and Aura and in the anthology Hollywood Goes Shopping: American Cinema and Consumer Culture (2000). She teaches at the University of Hartford. Striking a defiant pose, Aoki’s Toya-san...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (2 (104)): 37–61.
Published: 01 September 2020
...Courtney R. Baker Recent African American film scholarship has called for an attention to the structures of black representation on screen. This work echoes the calls made in the 1990s by black feminist film and cultural scholars to resist the allure of reading for racial realism and to develop...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 1–29.
Published: 01 May 2022
...Ashleigh Greene Wade Abstract During the nineteenth and early to mid‐twentieth centuries, the Black press served as a cornerstone of Black social and political life in the United States. For Black Americans, newspapers and magazines functioned as both informational resources and philosophical...
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Camera Obscura (2017) 32 (1 (94)): 33–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the techniques and tropes of Hollywood melodrama, Anglo-American feminist film criticism provides useful critical frameworks for reading the series, even as such readings necessitate a broadening of the terms of aesthetic and political debates around melodrama and African media, as well as complicate Anglo...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 149–183.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Juliana Chang This essay explicates how Mei Li (Miyoshi Umeki) and Linda Low (Nancy Kwan), the Asian migrant and Asian American female leading characters in the film Flower Drum Song (dir. Henry Koster, US, 1961), oscillate between embodying the fantasies of American modernity and exposing...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (2 (110)): 1–29.
Published: 01 September 2022
...Xin Peng Abstract This article provides a comparative study of Anna May Wong and Sessue Hayakawa—the two most iconic stars of Asian descent of American cinema's silent era—by examining the reception history around their rare collaboration, the early sound film and yellow peril thriller Daughter...
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Camera Obscura (2009) 24 (1 (70)): 109–133.
Published: 01 May 2009
... as Asian or Asian American. 24 conflates East Asians, Asian Americans, and West Asian ethnic groups together by representing all three as users as well as subjects of digital imaging technologies. Camera Obscura 2009 The CCTV image capture of Howard Bern in the Chinese embassy, 24, episode 21, aired...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
... sensibilities. This essay argues that BREAKAWAY is an inherently collaborative and cross-disciplinary work that self-reflexively invokes the utopian aspirations of the American underground and popular culture during the mid-1960s, especially through its utilization of rock and roll, a genre rooted in vernacular...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 69–103.
Published: 01 September 2018
.... Banks and the Mary Poppins suffrage subplot might be more productively understood as offering an ambivalent—even anti-suffrage—representation of the Anglo-American suffragette. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 Mary Poppins transatlantic suffrage film postcards feminism women’s...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 161–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
... beautification. With a wardrobe that anticipated the ready-to-wear women’s fashions she went on to create, Fox costume designer Bonnie Cashin refashioned Tierney into an “all-American” war-time working woman. Copyright © 2018 Camera Obscura 2018 female stardom costuming Bonnie Cashin Hollywood World...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 195–207.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Liz Linden The essay looks at photographs from American photographer Anne Collier’s ongoing series Woman with a Camera (2006–). The essay argues that Collier’s series anticipates and “invents” the selfie by using anachronistic found materials. A number of Collier’s works in Woman with a Camera...