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Through the Highball Glass
In reading Lori Rotskoff' s Love on the Rocks: Men, Women, and Alcohol in Postwar America, I found myself haunted by a scene from a film whose release coincided with the book's publication, ToddExpand
Women in the Driver's Seat: The Auto-Erotics of Early Women's Films
The trope of women's 'automobility' in three films centered around female drivers is examined in order to chart the changing fortunes of women's creative control in early Hollywood, looking in turnExpand
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Adapting Stella Dallas: Class Boundaries, Consumerism, and Hierarchies of Taste
In her 1961 autobiography, Olive Higgins Prouty reflected that "[t]he feature of most interest about Stella Dallas is, I think, the number of its reincarnations." First serialized for the nearly twoExpand
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Lois Weber's The Blot : Rewriting Melodrama, Reproducing the Middle Class
This 1921 film about the economic and emotional struggles of an impoverished professor's family dramatizes the intense struggles over gender and class ideologies in the early 1920s. Weber's formalExpand
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