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Creating the Couple:
Love, Marriage, and Hollywood Performance
Virginia Wright Wexman

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Pt. IIntroduction: The Movies as Social Ritual
1Romantic Love, Changing Marriage Norms, and Stars as Behavioral Models3
Pt. IIPatriarchal Marriage and Traditional Gender Identities
2Star and Auteur: The Griffith-Gish Collaboration and the Struggle over Patriarchal Marriage39
3Star and Genre: John Wayne, the Western, and the American Dream of the Family on the Land67
Pt. IIICompanionate Marriage and Changing Constructions of Gender and Sexuality
4The Love Goddess: Contradictions in the Myth of Glamour133
5Masculinity in Crisis: Method Acting in Hollywood160
Pt. IVEpilogue: Beyond the Couple
6The Destabilization of Gender Norms and Acting as Performance183
Notes221
Bibliography249
Index277

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