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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Carmen Miranda

ISBN 9781844574322
Publication Date April 2013
Formats Paperback 
Publisher British Film Institute
Series Film Stars

This is the first book-length study of Carmen Miranda in English. It traces her origins as a radio singer, recording artist and film star in Brazil in the 1930s, before exploring in depth her Hollywood screen roles and the construction of her long-lasting star persona in the USA.

LISA SHAW is a Reader in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at the University of Liverpool. She is the author of The Social History of the Brazilian Samba (1999), and co-author (with Stephanie Dennison) of Popular Cinema in Brazil (2004) and Brazilian National Cinema (2007). She co-edited (with Rob Stone) the book Screening Songs in Hispanic and Lusophone Cinema (2012), and was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust to complete a research project entitled 'Tropical Travels: Brazilian Popular Culture Abroad, 1870-1945' in 2012. 

1 Carmen Miranda and Film Stardom in Brazil
2 Carmen Miranda in Hollywood
3 Reproducing Carmen Miranda
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