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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (3 (69)): 159–191.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Robert A. Rushing The Italian peplum film (sometimes called the sword-and-sandals film) enjoyed a brief but intense vogue from about 1957 to 1965. Over three hundred of these films were made following the same basic model: a bodybuilding celebrity (Steve Reeves, Reg Park) was cast as a heroic...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (2 (62)): 1–31.
Published: 01 September 2006
... sleeves — mirrored by a peplum- or apron- like extension of the tightly fitted bodice, which accentuated the star’s slender hips — emphasized Crawford’s masculine mode of embodiment by making her shoulders appear even broader. Thus, like many of Adrian’s designs for the actress, the dress simulta...