TITLE

Exhuming Dorothy Dandridge: The Black Sex Goddess and Classic Hollywood Cinema

AUTHOR(S)
Rippy, Marguerite H.
PUB. DATE
August 1997
SOURCE
Cineaction;1997, Issue 44, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article examines cinematic performances of African American actress Dorothy Dandridge. An inversion of the miscegenation myth appeared repeatedly in Dandridge's films. Her interracial appeal was portrayed in movies as both inescapable and taboo, and specifically labeled these desires as tragic, destructive to both desirer and desired. The article is devoted to a reinterpretation of Dandridge, with an aim of offering an alternative to regarding her as the spice in an American fantasy of feminine sexuality.
ACCESSION #
32577020

 

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