Off-White Hollywood: American Culture and Ethnic Female Stardom

1st Edition

Diane Negra

Routledge
Published September 20, 2001
Reference - 232 Pages
ISBN 9780415216784 - CAT# RU20122

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Summary

Off-White Hollywood investigates how the 'ethnicity' of white European-American actresses has played a key role in the mythology of American identity and nation building. Negra focuses on key stars of the silent - Colleen Moore and Pola Negri - classical - Sonja Henie and Hedy Lamarr - and post-classical eras - Marisa Tomei and Cher - to demonstrate how each star illuminates aspects of ethnicity, gender, consumerism, and class at work in American culture.

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