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German Films: 1934–1937

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday was born in Dublin in June 1939. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Douglas Sirk (with Laura Mulvey, 1972), as well as works on Japan, Korea, Albania, and the psychology of gambling. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the editorial board of Screen magazine. He is the author of Sirk on Sirk and, with his wife Jung Chang, Mao: The Unknown Story. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirk on Sirk : Conversations with Jon Halliday

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...How did you manage finally to shift from the theatre to the cinema?While I was still the managing director of the Altes Theater in Leipzig – it must have been 1934 – I got an offer to stage Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at the Berlin...

Switzerland, France and Holland: 1938–1939

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday was born in Dublin in June 1939. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Douglas Sirk (with Laura Mulvey, 1972), as well as works on Japan, Korea, Albania, and the psychology of gambling. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the editorial board of Screen magazine. He is the author of Sirk on Sirk and, with his wife Jung Chang, Mao: The Unknown Story. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirk on Sirk : Conversations with Jon Halliday

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...What did you do then? The information on this period is highly contradictory.I was headed for Paris, but en route we stopped off in Zurich. And there a friend invited me to a party. I don’t much like parties, but I needed to make all...

America I: 1939–1948

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday was born in Dublin in June 1939. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Douglas Sirk (with Laura Mulvey, 1972), as well as works on Japan, Korea, Albania, and the psychology of gambling. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the editorial board of Screen magazine. He is the author of Sirk on Sirk and, with his wife Jung Chang, Mao: The Unknown Story. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirk on Sirk : Conversations with Jon Halliday

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...You went to America originally on a contract with Warners?Yes. Warners hired me to remake Zu Neuen Ufern. The telegram arrived while I was shooting Boefje.What happened? The sources seem to indicate that you shot a remake, which...

Postwar Films—1946–1951

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (2000) and co-editor of French Film: Texts and Contexts (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simone Signoret : The Star as Cultural Sign

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...IN DISCUSSING Signoret’s postwar films, it is worth considering her star persona against that of the Italian Anna Magnani, the icon of Italian Neorealism because this tells us something about national identity and the codes of femininity...

America II: 1950–1959

Jon Halliday

Jon Halliday was born in Dublin in June 1939. He is the author or editor of nine books, including Douglas Sirk (with Laura Mulvey, 1972), as well as works on Japan, Korea, Albania, and the psychology of gambling. From 1970 to 1976 he was a member of the editorial board of Screen magazine. He is the author of Sirk on Sirk and, with his wife Jung Chang, Mao: The Unknown Story. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sirk on Sirk : Conversations with Jon Halliday

Faber & Faber, 2010

Book chapter

...So after this I went back to Hollywood, feeling very depressed, and feeling it was impossible to do movies anywhere, either in Germany or in America. I had so little money, I couldn’t even afford to buy a ticket for Mrs Sirk...

Trajectory to International Stardom—1952–1959

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (2000) and co-editor of French Film: Texts and Contexts (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simone Signoret : The Star as Cultural Sign

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...THIS CHAPTER focuses on the period 1952–1959, during which Signoret’s status and reputation as an international star were firmly established. It is noteworthy that, although she played fewer roles in the 1950s than in the previous six-year...

Working the International Scene—1960–1968

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (2000) and co-editor of French Film: Texts and Contexts (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simone Signoret : The Star as Cultural Sign

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...BY 1960, Signoret had been consecrated an international star. B Having won the Oscar for Best Actress for Room at the Top, her career, for all intents and purposes, should have taken off in meteoric fashion. Within the French context, she...

Television Work—1964-1985

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (2000) and co-editor of French Film: Texts and Contexts (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simone Signoret : The Star as Cultural Sign

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...SIgnoret’s First television appearance was in 1964 in a forty-five-minute documentary she made with the filmmaker and photographer William Klein. Entitled Aux grands magasins/In the Department Stores, it was part of the series entitled Les...

The monstre sacré Returns to the French Screen—1969-1982

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (2000) and co-editor of French Film: Texts and Contexts (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simone Signoret : The Star as Cultural Sign

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...During this last part of her career, Signoret made sixteen films. From 1969 to 1976 she appeared in ten films. She then took a break of two years to work on the television series, Madame le Juge, in which she starred. She returned to cinema...

The Actorly Body and the Body Political

Susan Hayward

Susan Hayward is Professor of French at the University of Exeter. She is the author of Cinema Studies: The Key Concepts (2000) and co-editor of French Film: Texts and Contexts (2000). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Simone Signoret : The Star as Cultural Sign

Continuum, 2004

Book chapter

...SIGNORET’S FILM acting career has known equal amounts of highs and lows. Of the thirty-two films (out of forty-five) in which she is one of the central protagonists, fourteen were hits or highly acclaimed, and an equal number were flops....