Beyond the Looking Glass: Narcissism and Female Stardom in Studio-Era Hollywood

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    Abstract

    As living subjects rather than static icons, studio-era Hollywood actresses actively negotiated a balance between their public personas, film roles, and corporeal presence. The contemporary audience's engagement with the experience of these actresses unsettles the traditional model of narcissistic identification, which divides the off-screen spectator from his/her on-screen ideal. Exploring the fan's desire for a material connection to the performer, this book traces on- and off-screen representations of narcissistic femininity in classical Hollywood through studies of stars like Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, and Marilyn Monroe.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherBerghahn Books
    Number of pages204
    ISBN (Electronic)9781322021416
    ISBN (Print)9781782383994
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    Beyond the Looking Glass : Narcissism and Female Stardom in Studio-Era Hollywood. / Salzberg, Ana.

    Oxford : Berghahn Books, 2014. 204 p.

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