Melodrama Readings: Bourget and Basinger

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Ahead of this week’s screening of Joan Crawford in Rain, Lies has very kindly suggested some readings for this week.

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These are:

“Faces of the American Melodrama: Joan Crawford”  in Film Reader 3 (1978), by Jean-Loup Bourget and  Chapter 5 of Jeanine Basinger’s  A Woman’s View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930-1960. Wesleyan University Press, 1995, pp. 160-187. (Pages 164-177 are most relevant for discussion of Crawford and Davis.)

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