The Sex Goddess in American Film, 1930–1965: Jean Harlow, Mae West, Lana Turner, and Jayne Mansfield

by Jessica Hope Jordan


"Jessica Hope Jordan's The Sex Goddess in American Film 1930–1965 makes unique contributions to popular film studies. Other pluses for scholars are a very complete bibliography and an extensive listing of biographies and filmographies directly on the subject of sexy Hollywood women. ... This will be a model for other books on similar subjects." - The Journal of Popular Culture

"Lavishly illustrated ... Jordan's lively discussion of the commodification of the female body in the service of the classic Hollywood star system will offer less experienced readers genuine insights into the way the system worked and how these women manipulated it to their advantage... Recommended. Lower- and upper-division undergraduates; general readers." - CHOICE


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