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Some kind of mirror : creating Marilyn Monroe

Some Kind of Mirror offers the first extended scholarly analysis of Marilyn Monroe’s film performances, examining how they united the contradictory discourses about women’s roles in 1950s America. Amanda Konkle explores how Monroe drew from the techniques of Method acting and finely calibrated her performances to reflect her audience’s anxieties and desires.
Print Book, English, 2019
Rutgers U.P., New Brunswick, 2019
ix, 268 s. : ill.
9781978802612, 1978802617
Contents 1          Introduction: Playing Marilyn Monroe 2          Becoming a Star: The Publicity Buildup and Early Performances 3          Mrs. America: Marilyn Monroe and Marriage Anxiety 4          “It’s Kinda Personal and Embarrassing, Too”: Monroe, the Kinsey Reports, and the Double Standard 5          The Actress and Her Method: Resisting Playing Marilyn Monroe Conclusion: A Marilyn Monroe Type Filmography Acknowledgments Notes Works Cited Index  
index ; bibliogr. ; filmogr