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Title Exporting perilous pauline : Pearl White and serial film craze / edited by Marina Dahlquist.

Published Urbana, Ill. : University of Illinois Press, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Women and Film History International
Women and film history international.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents ""Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright""; ""Contents""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction: Why Pearl?""; ""1 Changing Views and Perspectives: Translating Pearl White�s American Adventures in Wartime France""; ""2 “The Best-Known Woman in the World�: Pearl White and the American Serial Film in Sweden""; ""3 Pearl, the Swift One, or the Extraordinary Adventures of Pearl White in France""; ""4 “The Most Assassinated Woman in the World�: Pearl White and the First Avant-Garde""; ""5 Fascinations for the Nation: American Serial Film, Czechoslovakia, and the Afterlives of Pearl""
""6 Not Quite (Pearl) White: Fearless Nadia, Queen of the Stunts""""7 From Pearl White to White Rose Woo: Tracing the Vernacular Body of nÃ?xia in Chinese Silent Cinema""; ""Contributors""; ""Index""
Summary The American action film serials of the 1910s featured exciting stunts, film tricks, and effects set against the background of modern technology, often starring resourceful female heroines who displayed traditionally male qualities such as endurance, strength, and authority. The most renowned of these "serial queens" was Pearl White, whose career as the adventurous character Pauline developed during a transitional phase in the medium. This collection of essays explores the serial genre and its narrative patterns, marketing, and cultural reception, and historiographic importance.
Other author Dahlquist, Marina.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Motion pictures -- Women -- History.
Motion picture industry -- Women.
Film serials -- Women -- History.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic book.
ISBN 9780252094941 (electronic bk.)
0252094948 (electronic bk.)
1299674089 (ebk)
9781299674080 (ebk)
9780252037689 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0252037685 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780252079214 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0252079213 (pbk. ; alk. paper)