20 million people can't be wrong: Anna Neagle and popular British stardom

Dolan, J. and Street, S. (2009) 20 million people can't be wrong: Anna Neagle and popular British stardom. In: Bell, M. and Williams, M., eds. (2009) British Women's Cinema. Routledge, pp. 34-48. ISBN 978-0415466967

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Abstract

This is a co-authored article included in a themed collection on British Women’s Cinema that constitutes the most recent contribution to the prestigious Routledge series, British Popular Cinema. It analyses the star persona of Anna Neagle, Britain’s biggest ever box office success, tracing significant shifts in star image, and the management of those shifts, from highly suspect sexualised glamour to the Regal embodiment of English femininity. Neagle’s star image is also located in the challenges to the film industry, and associated formulations of national identity, occasioned by the introduction of both sound and colour technologies.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Neagle, stardom, voice, colour
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
ID Code:8215
Deposited By: G. Brown
Deposited On:07 Jul 2010 14:57
Last Modified:30 Oct 2013 15:09

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