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Hollywood and the Rise of Physical Culture

1st Edition

By Heather Addison


200 pages

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This book examines the relationship between cinema and physical culture i.e. activities such as dieting and muscle-building. It presents a case study of Hollywood's impact on the American reducing craze of the 1920s as the basis for speculating interrelationship of Hollywood and physical culture.

Table of Contents

1. Cinema and Physical Culture 2. The Drama-Canning Industry Heads West: Hollywood Emerges 3. Capitalizing Their Charms: Cinema Stars and Reducing 4. Ascending the Celluloid Heavens: Reducing as Personal Transformation 5. Hollywood and Physical Culture: The 1920s and Beyond

About the Series

Studies in American Popular History and Culture

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General