Abstract

ABSTRACT:

During the first half of the 1930s, the idea of glamour was changing. Early in the decade, the term referred to a particular category of character or star: the sophisticated, mysterious woman. But this type came to be represented in a recognizable way, turning glamour into a visual style that could be copied—within Hollywood and beyond. Soon, the word glamour had become a synonym for beauty itself. This essay discusses the shifting meanings of the term, while examining glamour's visual construction in three distinct sites: Vanity Fair, the fan magazines, and the films of Greta Garbo.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-3905
Print ISSN
0892-2160
Pages
pp. 105-135
Launched on MUSE
2017-11-18
Open Access
No
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