TITLE

Dorothy Dandridge: Ruminations on Black Stardom

AUTHOR(S)
Lightning, Robert K.
PUB. DATE
August 1997
SOURCE
Cineaction;1997, Issue 44, p32
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the image portrayed by Dorothy Dandridge on screen, and briefly examines her film performances. It assesses Dandridge's fame as deriving from her status as the first African American performer to attain certain specific signifiers of genuine Hollywood stardom and her function as symbolic victim of Hollywood racism. It is argued that these facts have garnered her iconic status within the African American community and more or less footnote recognition outside of that community.
ACCESSION #
32577021

 

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