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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 115–147.
Published: 01 December 2002
...Emily Shelton Camera Obscura 2002 Emily Shelton received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago in August 2002; “A Star is Porn” won a 2001 Society for Cinema Studies student writing award. She recently completed a novel, Memphis , based on a 1993 case of child murder...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (3 (90)): 129–159.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Usha Iyer Though popular Hindi cinema is frequently identified by its song-and-dance sequences, little has been written specifically about film dance. This article analyzes film dance and female stardom in Hindi films of the late 1980s and 1990s through an examination of the star text of Madhuri...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 23–55.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Mary Desjardins Camera Obscura 2004 Mary Desjardins is associate professor of film and television studies at Dartmouth College. She is currently revising her forthcoming book, titled Recycled Stars: Female Stardom in the Age of Television and Video , and has published in journals...
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Camera Obscura (2005) 20 (3 (60)): 129–157.
Published: 01 December 2005
... openly rebels against the unreasonable patriarchal rigidity of her father and her religion. Courtesy Margaret Herrick Library The Americanization of Tsuru Aoki: Orientalism, Melodrama, Star Image, and the New Woman Sara Ross The film career of Tsuru Aoki in the teens and twenties...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 154–157.
Published: 01 September 2007
... , and Faulkner Journal . Currently he is working on a manuscript about national emergencies in US literature and culture before 2001. Courtney Love can reach him at jacksonchar@uhd.edu . Star Hole (for Courtney Love) Chuck Jackson On Saint Patrick’s Day 2004, she appeared on The Late Show...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
...Marla Shelton Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1995 Whitney Houston in The Preacher’s Wife (Penny Marshall, 1996). Whitney is Every Woman?: Cultural Politics and the Pop Star Marla Shelton An American pop icon such as Whitney Houston raises questions about...
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Camera Obscura (2006) 21 (3 (63)): 1–35.
Published: 01 December 2006
... Screen,” which examines the films made by and about the American woman suffrage movement. She earned her PhD in cinema studies from New York University. Suffrage Stars Amy Shore In a 1912 article titled “Anna Shaw and Jane Addams in Pictures,” the Moving Picture World heralded a great...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 4–28.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Catherine Williamson Copyright © 1995 by Indiana University Press 1996 Swimming Pools, Movie Stars: The Celebrity Body in the Post-War Marketplace Catherine Williamson In the minds of many people, Esther Williams...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 47–77.
Published: 01 January 1988
...Denise Mann Copyright © 1988 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1988 Better Hom es and Gardens 30 (Feb. 1952 ), p. 154 The Martha Raye Show The Spectacularization of Everyday Life: Recycling Hollywood Stars and Fans in Early Television Variety Shows Denise Mann...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 47–67.
Published: 01 May 2008
...Michael DeAngelis With Russell Crowe character attributes that might code the star as a narcissistic diva are recontextualized, constructing an authentic figure whose occasional acting out enhances his masculinity rather than feminizing him. This article contrasts the notion of the performer...
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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 (2015) 30 (1 (88)): 11–39.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and dispersed in ambivalent representations and interpretations across the mediascape. Due to its combinatory nature and gendered valences, we call this concept the transmediated grotesque . We build this discussion around three reality celebrity case studies: Kate Gosselin, star of TLC's Jon and Kate Plus 8...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 209–219.
Published: 01 September 2019
...Lynne Joyrich Recently, there has been an explosion of charges of sexual violence and assault within the worlds of media, journalism, and entertainment, with female stars leading the way in making these charges of sexual misconduct public. Indeed, stars—located at precisely the boundaries...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 89–111.
Published: 01 May 2008
... the feminine associations of the disintegrating power of music. However, despite the integrating impulses of journalistic criticism and aesthetic theory—which continue even today—the ideology of integration lost some of its allure during the 1970s, when a number of older stars began to star in revivals...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 127–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., a paradigm that dominated publicity about girl stars in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. However, Temple's stardom risked being undone by an emergent discourse of pedophilia and child endangerment that framed men's interest in child stars in terms of sexual desire, a discourse that her...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 1–35.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Katherine Fusco Using recent work from philosophy, film studies, and economics, this article analyzes two instances of star discourse — Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan and Steven Soderbergh's The Girlfriend Experience — to identify an emerging trend in contemporary cinema. I argue...
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Camera Obscura (2018) 33 (2 (98)): 161–195.
Published: 01 September 2018
... and publicity that surrounded Tierney’s transformation. It argues that her shifting star image accommodated the different conceptions of the Laura character both at diegetic and extradiegetic levels, but made haute couture beauty accessible to the home front by concealing an ornamental process of female...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (2): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2019
... star power ultimately eclipsed the message as well as the marginalized artist that she sought to highlight. Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019 Beyoncé Latinx Muslim Black Arts Black Feminism ...
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Camera Obscura (2020) 35 (3 (105)): 60–87.
Published: 01 December 2020
... it to the elision of gendered labor found in Stan Brakhage’s lyrical film Star Garden (US, 1974). The article charts two types of gendered labor Robertson engages in over the course of the project. First, as a document that tracks Robertson’s weight loss, a form of labor that she presents in a register...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (3 (108)): 33–59.
Published: 01 December 2021
...Giancarlo Cornejo Abstract This article offers a reading of the Peruvian film Loxoro (dir. Claudia Llosa, Peru/Spain/Argentina/US, 2011), which stars the transgender activist Belissa Andía. “Loxoro” is the name of a language used by travesti communities to survive in Lima, Peru. The main plot...