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The Resource A great big girl like me : the films of Marie Dressler, Victoria Sturtevant

A great big girl like me : the films of Marie Dressler, Victoria Sturtevant

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A great big girl like me : the films of Marie Dressler
Title
A great big girl like me
Title remainder
the films of Marie Dressler
Statement of responsibility
Victoria Sturtevant
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Language
eng
Summary
In this study of Marie Dressler, MGM's most profitable movie star in the early 1930s, Victoria Sturtevant analyzes Dressler's use of her body to challenge Hollywood's standards for leading ladies. At five feet seven inches tall and two hundred pounds, Dressler often played ugly ducklings, old maids, doting mothers, and imperious dowagers. However, her body, her fearless physicality, and her athletic slapstick routines commanded the screen. Sturtevant interprets the meanings of Dressler's body by looking at her vaudeville career, her transgressive representation of an "unruly" yet sexual body in Emma and Christopher Bean, ideas of the body politic in the films Politics and Prosperity, and Dressler as a mythic body in Min and Bill and Tugboat Annie
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • filmographies
Series statement
Women and film history international
A great big girl like me : the films of Marie Dressler, Victoria Sturtevant
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A great big girl like me : the films of Marie Dressler, Victoria Sturtevant
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5406/j.ctt1xcgvd
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  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-184) and index
  • Includes filmography: page 185
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Contents
Tillie's punctured romance : genre and the body -- Breaking boundaries : the unruly body -- Politics and prosperity : the body politic -- Min and Bill and Tugboat Annie : the mythic body -- Emma and Christopher Bean : the sexual body -- Dinner at eight : the unclosed body
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9781283583008
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