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Beyond the Looking Glass: The Narcissistic Woman Reflected and Embodied in Classic Hollywood Film

@inproceedings{Salzberg2010BeyondTL,
  title={Beyond the Looking Glass: The Narcissistic Woman Reflected and Embodied in Classic Hollywood Film},
  author={A. Salzberg},
  year={2010}
}
Linking the images of stars as contrasting as Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, and Gloria Swanson, and uniting genres like romantic comedy, film noir, and melodrama, the figure of the narcissistic woman stands as a versatile, ever-present extraand intradiegetic force in the dream factory of classical Hollywood. She is, in fact, the lead in what sociologist Edgar Morin conceptualizes in The Stars (1957) as a golden-age “myth of love”: Calling upon the psychic and sensory investment of her fans with… Expand