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La Parisienne in Cinema: Between Art and Life

Felicity Chaplin


While there have been significant contributions on la Parisienne in the fields of art history, fashion theory and culture, and cultural history, little is written on her appearance and function in cinema. This book is an attempt to address this gap in scholarship by examining the figure of la Parisienne in cinema. The approach of this book is threefold: textual (the films), contextual (the history of the representations of the Parisienne type), and intertextual (the relationship between the films and other texts such as novels and paintings, extending to the star persona of the actress). Howe ... More

Keywords: La Parisienne, Cinema, Iconography, Art, Cosmopolitanism, Fashion, Danger, Prostitution, Stardom, motifs

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781526109538
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526109538.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Felicity Chaplin, author
Monash University