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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 113–143.
Published: 01 May 2008
... queer cosmopolitanism. The tragic mulatto/spectacular mulata Peola (Fredi Washington) lying in bed as her mother, Delilah (Louise Beavers), worriedly hovers over her in a scene from John Stahl’s Imitation of Life (US, 1934) Two or Three Spectacular Mulatas and the Queer Pleasures of...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 May 2008) 23 (1 (67)): 1–9.
Published: 01 May 2008
... forbidden sexuality. Focusing on Peola and Sarah Jane in the two film versions of Imitation of Life (dir. John M. Stahl, US, 1934 and dir. Douglas Sirk, US, 1959) as “the standard-bearers for popular culture’s spectacular mulata” (with Mariah Carey as their real-life contemporary sister), Perez...
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Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies (1 December 2009) 24 (3 (72)): 1–39.
Published: 01 December 2009