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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (3): 21–51.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Debashree Mukherjee In 1939, at the height of her stardom, the actress Shanta Apte went on a spectacular hunger strike in protest against her employers at Prabhat Studios in Poona, India. The following year, Apte wrote a harsh polemic against the extractive nature of the film industry. In Jaau Mi...
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Feminist Media Histories (2018) 4 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 April 2018
... transmutable stardom across multiple temporal and media appearances, but also her authorial control over performance material and style. 13 Emily Carman complicates our histories of studio-era female stardom and creative autonomy by archiving stars’ achievements and struggles through employment contract...
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Feminist Media Histories (2016) 2 (4): 84–115.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Lois Banner “‘The Mystery Woman of Hollywood’: Greta Garbo, Feminism, and Stardom” analyzes feminism as manifested in Greta Garbo's life and career. It focuses on her European background; the media discourse on her; feminism in her films and in the United States in the 1920s; and Garbo's rebellion...
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Feminist Media Histories (2016) 2 (4): 15–63.
Published: 01 October 2016
... in the press of the period—ostensibly a prototype for the heroines pictured in these movies. In this article I will approach the topic of stardom and celebrity through a gendered lens by analyzing several American silent films made between 1913 and 1928 that specifically concern young women who journey...