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Being Rita Hayworth By Adrienne L. McLean

Being Rita Hayworth
by Adrienne L. McLean

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'Being Rita Hayworth' considers the ways in which this actress has been treated by film scholarship over the years to accomplish its own goals, sometimes at her expense.
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Being Rita Hayworth: Labor, Identity, and Hollywood Stardom by Adrienne L. McLean

Who was Rita Hayworth? Born Margarita Carmen Cansino, she spent her life subjected to others' definitions of her, no matter how hard she worked to claim her own identity. Although there have been many ""revelations"" about her life and career, Adrienne McLean's book aims to show that such disclosures were part of a constructed image from the outset. McLean explores Hayworth's participation in the creation of her star persona, particularly through her work as a dancer. The passive love goddess, as it turns out, had a unique appeal to other women who, like her, found it extraordinarily difficult to negotiate the competing demands of family, domesticity and professional work outside the home. The book also considers the ways in which the actress has been treated by film scholarship over the years to accomplish its own goals, sometimes at her expense. several of Hayworth's best-known star vehicles - among them ""Gilda"" (1946), ""Down to Earth"" (1947), ""The Lady from Shanghai"" (1948) and ""Affair in Trinidad"" (1952) are discussed in depth.

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Being Rita Hayworth Reviews


"McLean's argument is complex, coherent, and eminently readable. Through meticulous research, she productively opens up the notion of star as worker."

About Adrienne L. McLean


Adrienne L. McLean is Professor of Film Studies at the University of Texas at Dallas. She is also the author of Dying Swans and Madmen and the co-editor of Headline Hollywood: A Century of Film Scandal.

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GOR006363268
Being Rita Hayworth: Labor, Identity, and Hollywood Stardom by Adrienne L. McLean
Adrienne L. McLean
Used - Good
Paperback
Rutgers University Press
2004-06-30
288
0813533899
9780813533896
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.