Adíos Margarita Cansino, hello Rita Hayworth

Overman, Linda Rader ORCID logo ORCID: (2015) Adíos Margarita Cansino, hello Rita Hayworth. In: Bell-Metereau, Rebecca and Glenn, Colleen, (eds.) Star bodies and the erotics of suffering. Contemporary approaches to film and media series . Wayne State University Press, Detroit, Michigan, USA, pp. 149-166. Full text not available from this repository.

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When I was ten years old, I would stay up late and sneak into my abuelita’s bedroom where Mom hid the old black-and-white TV set; the living room was no place for such a thing, she said. Abuelita could sleep through an earthquake, so while she slept, I sat at the foot of her bed, mesmerized by old films from the thirties and forties on Million Dollar Movie, with their fantasy figures projected in gradations of gray. If Mother caught me and sent me to bed after a fierce scolding in Spanish, I could always sneak another peak on the local station, KHJ, which repeated the same movie every night for an entire week. The one that captured me was Charles Vidor’s Gilda (1946).

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Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814339398
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Departments: Academic Departments > Institute of Arts (IOA) > Humanities
Additional Information: Chapter six within book.
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Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 11:07
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