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Vamps : An Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale - Pam Keesey


An Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale

Paperback Published: 1st November 1997
ISBN: 9781573440264
Number Of Pages: 171

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Popular culture--especially film--is filled with images of the femme fatale, the woman who destroys those she seduces--from Greta Garbo to Sharon Stone. Popular vampirologist Pam Keesey presents over 100 riveting photographs of women as vampires and sexual predators, from ancient goddesses and witches to the vamps of the silver screen.

Introduction: Good Girls and Badp. 9
"Good Evening. I am... Vampira"p. 13
The Goddess in Every Vampirep. 23
"All Wickedness Is But Little to the Wickedness of a Woman"p. 35
The Rise of the Modern Vampirep. 47
The Romantic Agony: 19th Century Images of the Fatal Womanp. 57
Theda Bara: Face of a Vampire, Heart of a Feministep. 69
Sirens of the Silver Screenp. 79
"Cinderella in a Nightmare.": The Allure of the Female Vampirep. 95
"She Gives You That Weird Feeling.": The Golden Age of Lesbian Vampiresp. 107
That's No Lady, That's Sharon Stonep. 119
Vamps and Vampires: The Nineties and Beyondp. 131
In Praise of Wicked Womenp. 137
Bibliographyp. 141
Filmography and Videographyp. 145
Indexp. 163
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ISBN: 9781573440264
ISBN-10: 1573440264
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 171
Published: 1st November 1997
Publisher: Cleis Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.63