Popcorn Venus Author:Marjorie Rosen Dark brown chevron at top with Popcorn Venus. Bottom 2 thirds is dark reddish brown with: — FLICKERING IMAGE OF THE IDEAL WOMAN — Her name is Mae West, Mary Pickford, Marilyn Monroe, Jane Fonda. She is vamp, sweater girl, nymphet, America's sweetheart. And from the first glimmers of the silent screen right down to the present, she has both mirrore... more »d and molded the ideals and fantasies of American women.
Here is the first major retrospective on women in films - on camera and behind it. Popcorn Venus is both an enchanting look at the on- and off- screen lives of a glittering panoply of screen starlets, and a provocative incisive account of the ways American social and sexual mores have been formed and reinforced by the heroines of the American cinema.
It seems difficult to think of POPCORN VENUS as anything less than required reading - The New York Times.
Fascinating. A great, fat book that is fun to read - Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Well worth reading. Intelligent and articulate - John Barkham Review.« less