Natalie Wood

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-05-30
  • Publisher: British Film Institute

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A lucid and engaging study of the enigmatic stardom of Natalie Wood, locating her star persona in the changing production contexts of Hollywood and in the shifting perceptions of female sexuality and agency. This persuasive text seeks to rectify her neglected career by throwing light on her contributions to Hollywood both as an actor and as a star.

Author Biography

REBECCA SULLIVAN is Professor and Coordinator of the Women's Studies program at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is the author of Visual Habits: Nuns, Feminism and Postwar American Popular Culture (2005) and Bonnie Sherr Klein's 'Not a Love Story' (2014), and co-author of Pornography: Structures, Agency and Performance (2015).

Table of Contents

1. The Child-Woman
2. The Sexual Hysteric
3. Racial and Sexual Ambiguity
4. A Sexual Libertine in the Suburbs
Conclusion: The Eternal Ingénue

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