Figuring Jewishness in Cukor's 'A Double Life' Helford, Elyce Rae en_US
dc.contributor.department English en_US 2015-03-31T18:31:35Z 2015-03-31T18:31:35Z 2013 en_US
dc.description.abstract This study considers the ways in which Jewishness figures in the production of the 1947 film A Double Life, contextualized within Hollywood director George Cukor's personal experience, film oeuvre, and the post-World War II era in which it was released. Issues of cultural assimilation and discourses of gender, race, class, and ethnicity are evident in film form, content, and especially process, including casting, direction, narrative, and visual design. From the film's mobilization of blackface to its condemnation of "ethnic" femininity, this little-studied, Oscar-nominated thriller about a murderous Shakespearean actor offers valuable commentary on Jewish identity and anxieties in mid-twentieth-century America. en_US
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University en_US
dc.publisher Wayne State University, Jewish Film and New Media 1.2 en_US
dc.subject Jewish Studies en_US
dc.subject George Cukor en_US
dc.subject Hollywood en_US
dc.subject Gender en_US
dc.title Figuring Jewishness in Cukor's 'A Double Life' en_US
dc.type Journal article en_US
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