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Britain’s Screen Inferiority Complex: Union and Institutional Responses to the Coming of Sound, 1929-35
Sound cinema came to Britain and the rest of Europe during a period of general decline in national film industry. The end of the First World War had seen capital and investment in British filmmaking decrease, bolstered by ...
‘Watch the Birdie': The Star Economy, Social Media and The Celebrity Group Selfie
This work will explore some of the broader implications of celebrity group selfies, through the example of Ellen DeGeneres’ star-studded group shot, taken during the 2014 Academy Awards ceremony, Joan Collins 2014 Prince’s ...
Spectacular Bodies: the Swimsuit, Sexuality and Hollywood
(Taylor and Francis, 2015-08-19)
This article explores the mutually beneficial relationship between the American swimsuit and film industries during the first three decades of the twentieth century. Three examples will be used: Fatty and the Bathing Beauties ...