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Race and Romance in "Bird of Paradise"

Joanne Hershfield
Cinema Journal
Vol. 37, No. 3 (Spring, 1998), pp. 3-15
DOI: 10.2307/1225824
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225824
Page Count: 13

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Topics: Movies, Paradise, White people, Motion picture industry, Racism, Hispanics, Narratives, Princesses, Men, Eugenics
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Race and Romance in "Bird of Paradise"
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Abstract

The marketability of King Vidor's "Bird of Paradise" was linked to the ways the film brought to the surface cultural repressions of forbidden desires around the trope of racialized sexuality.

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