New PDF release: A Great Big Girl Like Me: The Films of Marie Dressler (Women

By Victoria Sturtevant

during this research of Marie Dressler, MGM's such a lot ecocnomic superstar within the early Nineteen Thirties, Victoria Sturtevant analyzes Dressler's use of her physique to problem Hollywood's criteria for best girls. At 5 toes seven inches tall and 200 kilos, Dressler usually performed grotesque ducklings, outdated maids, doting moms, and imperious dowagers. although, her physique, her fearless physicality, and her athletic slapstick exercises commanded the monitor. Sturtevant translates the meanings of Dressler's physique through taking a look at her vaudeville occupation, her transgressive illustration of an "unruly" but sexual physique in Emma and Christopher Bean, rules of the physique politic within the motion pictures Politics and Prosperity, and Dressler as a mythic physique in Min and invoice and Tugboat Annie.

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