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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 176–205.
Published: 01 May 1990
...Lynn Spigel Communicating With the Dead: Elvis as Medium Lynn Spigel To articulate the past historically does not mean to recognize it ‘the way it really was’ . . . . It means to seize hold of a memory as it flashes...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 4–7.
Published: 01 May 1990
... fiction universes, the fans express their concerns about con- temporary problems and their hopes for a better future. Lynn Spigel’s “Communicating With the Dead: Elvis as Medium” investigates this sense of history arnong fans who participate in musical revivals staged by Elvis impersonators...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 41–74.
Published: 01 September 1993
... and disem- 45 bodied community linked by television, radio, and video. After all, Vince Vega is always reading Modesty Blake6 when he retreats to the bathroom. And True Romance’s narrative action is often motivated by Clarence’s private audiences with a popular culture icon-Elvis. True...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., the Hollywood choreographer David Winters, hired her to assist on a number of big-­budget productions, includ- ing Viva Las Vegas (dir. George Sidney, US, 1964), starring Elvis Presley and Ann-­Margret, and the popular variety show Shindig! In the fall of 1964, around the same time that she began...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 179–187.
Published: 01 September 1991
... Tourist”: Steve Fagin’s Virtual Voyage for Armchair Trav- elers. No. 24; pp. 47-63. Spigel, Lynn Communicating With the Dead: Elvis as Medium. No. 23; pp. 177-205. Editorial for special issue on “Popular Culture and Reception Studies.” No. 23; pp. 4-7. 186 Response...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 31–67.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., though she aptly turns around our understanding of agency in addiction. She argues that it is not the pop icon (Elvis), with his seemingly multifaceted sexuality and excesses, that negotiates the tension embodied in our knowledge of desires; rather, it is this tension in our desire for knowledge...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... Quoted in Claire Suddath, “How Tupac Became a Hologram (Is Elvis Next Bloomberg Businessweek, 16 April 2012, www .businessweek.com/articles/2012-­04-­16/how-­tupac-­became-­a -hologram-­ plus-­ is-­ elvis-­ next.­ 3. “Titanium and Integrated Lions,” Cannes Lions, www...
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Camera Obscura (1997) 14 (1-2 (40-41)): 4–14.
Published: 01 May 1997
... to the unconven- tional nature of several well-known people, implying that their un- earthly or even bizarre characteristics derive from the fact that they are (or were), in fact, aliens: Dennis Rodman, Sylvester Stallone, Newt Gingrich and Elvis Presley are all so identified.13 In other words, what...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (2 (50)): 109–153.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., “Elvis has left the building.” Levinson now “gets it” and replies “Oh. . . . Thank you very much. . . . I love you, man.” This is the first cultural reference they share in the film, and it is appro- priate given the early hope of a young woman about the aliens’ intentions: “I sure hope they bring...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 148–175.
Published: 01 May 1990
... for appreciating and deciphering the songs. Some, such as “Sound of Cylons” or “Making Wookie,” pun upon the original titles and toy with their previous associations. Several Blake’s 7 songs borrow their music from songs associated with Elvis, an in-joke reference to one of the series’ stars, Paul...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 155–168.
Published: 01 May 1988
... culture of every period since the 20s: cartoons from the 30s, beatnik jazz musician puppets from the SOs, GO-GOdancers from the 60s, and so on. The three kids on the shows of the first season are named Opal, Elvis, and Cher. Pee-wee’s program, then, becomes something...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 60–91.
Published: 01 May 1996
.... Gilbert B. Rodman, in Elvis after Elvis: The Posthumous Career ofa Living Legend (London: Routledge, 1996), usefully defines articulation as "the process by which otherwise unrelated cultural phenomena- practices, beliefs, texts, social groups, etccome to be linked...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., Ricky Nelson, B. B. King, Bessie Smith. Others represent the difficult climb from obscure beginnings to fame — Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Lana Turner. Still others represent icons who have died young — most notably John F. Kennedy (in the upper right-hand corner we see a copy...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
... to Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley, and a founding member of the group, Sweet Inspirations. Houston’s first cousin, Dionne War- wick, enjoyed a long stint during the early eighties on a music count- down show titled “Solid Gold.” According to interviews, Houston grew up in a musical environment...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 274–295.
Published: 01 September 1991
...- uration of the Oedipal drama as definitively cut off from social and historical context. We read the fifties and sixties rewritten as The Wizard of Ox, and in Sailor’s fetishism of Elvis, in short, the cultural consumption of Lynch’s youth, and our own. Such a subtext is quite...
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Camera Obscura (1993) 11 (2 (32)): 102–123.
Published: 01 September 1993
... her (or his) own “memories” of Elvis. Here, as in most of the episodes, the characters’ communal space is shaped by their relationships to and recountings of popular culture. Popular culture is not inherently good or bad in the show-it can be both-but it is connected...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (1 (61)): 1–25.
Published: 01 May 2006
..., film exhibition in African American communities, rap music, and Elvis.17 Further indicating Camera Obscura’s far-ranging involve- ment in cultural studies, two special issues titled “Imaging Tech- nologies, Inscribing Science” were produced in 1992, with work covering such topics as x-ray...
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Camera Obscura (2022) 37 (1 (109)): 149–175.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Williams, ed., Everybody Hurts: Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fan Cultures (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2018). 40. See also Lynne Joyrich, “Elvisophilia: Knowledge, Pleasure, and the Cult of Elvis,” differences 5, no. 1 (1993), 73. 41. Stephen Hawking, quoted in Lane...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 31–61.
Published: 01 December 2019
....42 As a safer, less lascivious Elvis, Ricky s heartthrob role was one way the program s producers aimed to draw in a new, younger audience while domesticating the still-potent threat of rock n roll through the show s family-friendly setting.43 Like the viewer, Ozzie and Harriet can stay home in bed...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (1 (55)): 151–179.
Published: 01 May 2004
... Cinema and the Déjà Disparu,” Discourse 16.3 (1994): 65–77. Thanks to Amelie Hastie for drawing my attention to this body of research. 17. On this issue, see Lott’s Love and Theft, as well as his “All the King’s Men: Elvis Impersonators and White Working Class Masculinity...