Flappers and and Shieks
A Bibliography of Books and Articles in the UC Berkeley Libraries












General and Miscellaneous

Clara Bow

Rudolph Valentino

Lois Weber (separate page)

Nell Shipman (separate page)

Mary Pickford (separate page)

Addison, Heather
"Capitalizing Their Charms: Cinema Stars and Physical Culture in the 1920s." The Velvet Light Trap - A Critical Journal of Film and Television 50 (Fall 2002) p. 15-35
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Addison, Heather
""Must the Players Keep Young?": Early Hollywood's Cult of Youth." Cinema Journal 45:4 (Summer 2006) p. 3-25
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"The author discusses the cult of youth in the 1920s and 30s, particularly focusing on the Hollywood film industry. Addison uses articles and advertising in the popular press and film magazines to consider the process of aging and how it related to consumers, social attitudes, women in the industry, and the camera's ability to highlight the physical aspects of aging." [IIPA]

American cinema of the 1920s : themes and variations
Edited by Lucy Fischer. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009. Location Call No. Status
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85734 2009
Contents: Movies, margarine, and Main Street / Michael Aronson -- Movies and personality / Mark Lynn Anderson -- Movies and the perilous future / Sara Ross -- Movies and the changing body of cinema / Marcia Landy -- Movies and play / Jennifer M. Bean -- Movies and a year of change / Gwenda Young -- Movies and divine stars, defining gender / Maureen Turim -- Movies and the new woman as consumer / Sumiko Higashi -- Movies, social conformity, and imminent traumas / Angela Dalle Vacche -- Movies, crashes, and finales / Lucy Fischer -- Select Academy awards, 1927-1929.

Erens, Patricia.
"The Flapper: Hollywood's First Liberated Woman." In: Dancing fools and weary blues : the great escape of the twenties / edited by Lawrence R. Broer and John D. Walther. Bowling Green, Ohio : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1990.
Main (Gardner) Stacks E169 .D36 1990

Films of the 1920s
[compiled by] Richard Dyer MacCann. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press ; Iowa City, Iowa : in association with Image & Idea, c1996.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.75 .F56 1996
Moffitt PN1995.75 .F56 1996

Fishbein, Leslie.
"The Demise of the Cult of True Womanhood in Early American Film 1900-1930." Journal of Popular Film & Television, Summer84, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p66-72, 7p, 4 Black and White
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"Though the cult of true womanhood was undermined by the marital comedies of Cecil B. De Mille, Erich von Stroheim, and Ernst Lubitsch, and by the vamp films and flapper films of the late teens and twenties, also contributing to the cult's demise were films ostensibly advocating Victorian values for women which nevertheless portrayed the true woman as being morally fragile and easy prey for deceitful, immoral men, and films which portrayed fallen women with redeeming moral attributes - sometimes to the point of making them seem even more virtuous than the true woman." [Ebsco]

Higashi, Sumiko.
Virgins, vamps, and flappers : The American silent movie heroine St. Albans, Vt. : Eden Press Women's Publications, c1978
Main PN1995.9.W6 H5
Moffitt PN1995.9.W6 H5
PFA PN1995.9.W6 H5

Idols of modernity : movie stars of the 1920s
Edited by Patrice Petro. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2010.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .I36 2010
Contents: Introduction: stardom in the 1920s / Patrice Petro -- Douglas Fairbanks: king of Hollywood / Scott Curtis -- Buster Keaton: comic invention and the art of moving pictures / Charles Wolfe -- The Talmadge sisters: a forgotten filmmaking dynasty / Lea Jacobs -- Rudolph Valentino: Italian American / Amy Lawrence -- An appetite for living: Gloria Swanson, Colleen Moore, and Clara Bow / Mary Desjardins -- Greta Garbo: fashioning a star image / Lucy Fischer -- Anna May Wong: toward Janus-faced, border-crossing, "minor" stardom / Yiman Wang -- Emil Jannings: translating the star / Gerd Gemünden -- Al Jolson: the man who changed the movies forever / Krin Gabbard -- African American stardom inside and outside of Hollywood: Ernest Morrison, Noble Johnson, Evelyn Preer, and Lincoln Perry / Paula J. Massood -- Marie Dressler: thief of the talkies / Joanna E. Rapf -- In the wings / Patrice Petro.

Jowett, Garth S.
"Flappers, Fords, and Films: The Movies in Twenties America." Journalism History, Summer1975, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p72, 5p

Landay, Lori
"The flapper film: comedy, dance, and jazz age kinaesthetics." In: A feminist reader in early cinema / edited by Jennifer M. Bean and Diane Negra. Durham : Duke University Press, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 F467 2002)
PFA PN1995.9.W6 F467 2002)

Latham, Angela J.
Posing a threat : flappers, chorus girls, and other transgressive performers of the American 1920s / Angela J. Latham. Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ1420 .L38 2000

Mencken, H.L.
"The Flapper" (Smart Set, 1915)" Reprinted in The American new woman revisited : a reader, 1894-1930 / edited by Martha H. Patterson. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2008. pp: 84-86.
Full-text available online [UCB users only]

Latham, Angela J.
Posing a threat : flappers, chorus girls, and other transgressive performers of the American 1920s Hanover, NH : University Press of New England, 2000.
Main (Gardner) Stacks HQ1420 .L38 2000

Owen, Heather.
"Beyond the Flapper: The Problem of "Snapshot" History." OAH Magazine of History, Jul2007, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p35-40, 6p
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The article focuses on the strategy in teaching snapshot history in the U.S. The high school teachers are working to embed literacy skills, broaden snapshot understandings of students with diverse needs and maintain the rigorous clip demanded by a standard-based curriculum. The paper also explores the flapper stereotype and serves to broaden student understanding from a quick-fact snapshot to a critical analysis of the complexity of women's changing roles and behaviors. It presents the primary sources for the discussions including films, images and songs.

Prigozy, Ruth.
"Fitzgerald's Flappers and Flapper Films of the Jazz Age." In: A historical guide to F. Scott Fitzgerald / edited by Kirk Curnutt. New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3511.I9 Z6623 2004

Ross, Sara.
"'Good Little Bad Girls': Controversy and the flapper comedienne." Film History, 2001, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p409, 15p;
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Sharot, Stephen.
"The 'New Woman', star personas, and cross-class romance films in 1920s America." Journal of Gender Studies, Volume 19, Issue 1 March 2010 , pages 73 - 86
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Stamp, Shelley.
"Exit Flapper, Enter Woman", or Lois Weber in Jazz Age Hollywood. Framework: The Journal of Cinema & Media, Fall2010, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p358-387, 30p
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Zeitz, Joshua.
Flapper : a madcap story of sex, style, celebrity, and the women who made America modern / Joshua Zeitz. New York : Crown Publishers, c2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks E784 .Z45 2006
Moffitt E784 .Z45 2006
Contents via Google Books

Clara Bow

Basinger, Jeanine.
"Flappers: Colleen Moore and Clara Bow." In: Silent stars / Jeanine Basinger. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1999.
Full text available online [UCB users only];
NRLF (UCB) PN1998.2 .B373 1999

Desjardins, Mary.
"An appetite for living: Gloria Swanson, Colleen Moore, and Clara Bow." In: Idols of modernity : movie stars of the 1920s / edited by Patrice Petro. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2010.
Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .I36 2010)

Golden, Eve.
"Clara Bow." In: Golden images : 41 essays on silent film stars / by Eve Golden ; foreword by Bob King. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .G65)

Jacobs, Lea.
The decline of sentiment : American film in the 1920s / Lea Jacobs. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 J198 2008

Rhodes, Chip.
"Clara Bow and Rudolph Valentino: The Star System and Modernist Identity Formation in the Silent Era." Strategies: Journal of Theory, Culture & Politics, Nov99, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p191, 12p
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Ross, Sara.
"'Good Little Bad Girls': Controversy and the flapper comedienne." Film History, 2001, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p409, 15p;
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Sharot, Stephen.
"The 'New Woman', star personas, and cross-class romance films in 1920s America." Journal of Gender Studies, Volume 19, Issue 1 March 2010 , pages 73 - 86
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Smyth, J. E.
" Hollywood 'Takes One More Look': Early Histories of Silent Hollywood and the Fallen Star Biography, 1932-1937." Historical Journal of Film, Radio & Television; Jun2006, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p179-201, 23p
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Stenn, David.
"Clara Bow : runnin' wild" / by David Stenn. New York : Doubleday, 1988.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.B65 S741 1988

Zierold, Norman J.
"Clara Bow." In: Sex goddesses of the silent screen, by Norman Zierold. Chicago, H. Regnery Co. [1973]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A2 Z55

Dancing Mothers

Fishbein, Leslie.
"Dancing Mothers (1926): flappers, mothers, Freud, and freedom." Women's Studies, 1986, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p241, 10p
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Ross, Sara.
"'Good Little Bad Girls': Controversy and the Flapper Comedienne." Film History, Vol. 13, No. 4, Before Screwball (2001), pp. 409-423
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Horak, Laura
""Would you like to sin with Elinor Glyn?" Film as a Vehicle of Sensual Education." Camera Obscura 25(2 74): 75-117 (2010)
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Orgeron, Marsha
"Making "It" in Hollywood: Clara Bow, Fandom, and Consumer Culture." Cinema Journal, Vol. 42, No. 4 (Summer, 2003), pp. 76-97
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Rudolph Valentino

Alarcon, Daniel Cooper.
"Deadly Desires: Cinema, Seduction, and Racialized Masculinity." In: Sharpened edge : women of color, resistance, and writing / edited by Stephanie Athey. Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Main Stack HQ1190.S423 2003

Basinger, Jeanine.
"Rudolph Valentino." In: Silent stars / Jeanine Basinger. New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1999.
NRLF (UCB) PN1998.2 .B373 1999

Bertellini, Giorgio.
"Duce/Divo: Masculinity, Racial Identity, and Politics among Italian Americans in 1920s New York City." Journal of Urban History, Jul2005, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p685-726, 42p
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Chow, Karen
"Popular Sexual Knowledges and Women's Agency in 1920s England: Marie Stopes's "Married Love" and E. M. Hull's "The Sheik"." Feminist Review, No. 63, Negotiations and Resistances (Autumn, 1999), pp. 64-87
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Clymer, Jeffory A.
"'Mr. Nobody from Nowhere': Rudolph Valentino, Jay Gatsby, and the End of the American Race." Genre: Forms of Discourse and Culture, vol. 29, no. 1-2, pp. 161-92, 1996 Spring-Summer

"The Four Horsemen." Film & History ; May1973, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p6-7, 2p
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Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino (Hollywood series)[Documentary]
Two great stars personified Hollywood: Gloria Swanson and Rudolph Valentino. She sacrificed everything for stardom. He did nothing to seek the adoration which ultimately engulfed him. Swanson recalls her meteoric rise--and fall--with remarkable candor. Valentino's brother, Alberto, helps tell the story of the young Italian who became the silver screen's Great Lover--but whose private life failed to match his public image. Contents: "Includes rare footage and excerpts from": Sadie Thompson (1928) -- Queen Kelly (1928) -- The Sheik (1921) -- The Eagle (1925) -- Pullman bride (1917) -- Male and female (1919) -- Zaza (1923) -- Manhandled (1924) -- Stage struck (1925) -- Loves of Sunya (1927) -- Sunset Boulevard (1950) -- Four horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921) -- Blood and sand (1922) -- Monsieur Beaucaire (1924) -- Son of the shiek (1926) 52 min. DVD X1783; vhs Video/C 6159

Golden, Eve.
"Rudolph Valentino." In: Golden images : 41 essays on silent film stars / by Eve Golden ; foreword by Bob King. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2001.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .G65 2001 c.2

Hansen, Miriam.
"Rudolph Valentino and Female Spectatorship." In: Babel and Babylon : spectatorship in American silent film / Miriam Hansen. Hansen, Miriam, 1949- Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1994, c1991.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.75 .H36 1991
Moffitt PN1995.75 .H36 1994 (another edition)

Hansen, Miriam.
"Pleasure, Ambivalence, Identification: Valentino and Female Spectatorship" Cinema Journal, Vol. 25, No. 4. (Summer, 1986), pp. 6-32.
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Lawrence, Amy
"Rudolph Valentino: Italian American." In: Idols of modernity : movie stars of the 1920s / edited by Patrice Petro. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2010.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .I36 2010

Leider, Emily Wortis.
Dark lover : the life and death of Rudolph Valentino New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003.
MAIN: PN2287.V3 L45 2003
PFA : PN2287.V3 L45 2003
Contents via Google books

Oberfirst, Robert.
Rudolph Valentino, the man behind the myth. New York, Citadel Press [1962]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.V3 O251 1962

Pomerance, Murray
"Baghdad Bad." Film International, Oct2009, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p27-49, 23p
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The article focuses on the conceptualization of Arab culture in Western mass media. It cites a Cable News Network (CNN) broadcast featuring a Lebanese mother who escaped the Israeli-Hezbollah conflict in Beirut, who warns that her children will return to kill Israelis when they grew up. It cites Stephen Gaghan's depiction of the Arab in the 2005 film "Syriana." Edward Fitzgerald's "Rubáiyyát" and E.M. Forster's "The Longest Journey" are presented. It also discusses Anthony Quinn's performance in "Lawrence of Arabia" by David Lean. In addition, it notes the Arab-inspired theme of "The Sheik." It states that the Hollywood has depicted Arab as a threat and a lowly reprobate. Moreover, Michael Powell's "The Thief of Baghdad" and Disney's "Aladdin" are featured.

Rhodes, Chip.
"Clara Bow and Rudolph Valentino: The Star System and Modernist Identity Formation in the Silent Era." Strategies: Journal of Theory, Culture & Politics, Nov99, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p191, 12p
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Robinson, David
"The Actors: Rudolph Valentino: Embezzler of Hearts." Sight and Sound 14:6 (June 2004) p. 36-39
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Shohat, Ella.
"Gender in Hollywood's Orient." Middle East Report, No. 162, Lebanon's War. (Jan. - Feb., 1990), pp. 40-42.
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St. Johns, A. R.
"Valentino, the life story of "The Sheik." In: Great stars of Hollywood's golden age, compiled by Frank C. Platt. Platt, Frank C. (Frank Cheney), 1932- [New York] New American Library, [1966]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A2 P551 1966

Studlar,
Gaylyn. "Discourses of Gender and Ethnicity: The Construction and De(con)struction of Rudolph Valentino as Other." Film Criticism, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 18-35, Winter 1989
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Studlar, Gaylyn.
"'The Perfect Lover'?: Valentino and Ethnic Masculinity in the 1920s." In: The silent cinema reader London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
MAIN: PN1995.75 .S547 2004
PFA : PN1995.75 .S547 2004

Ullman, S. George.
Valentino as I knew him / by S. George Ullmann ; with an introd. by O. O. McIntyre. New York : A. L Burt, c1926, 1927 printing.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN2287.V3 U61 1927

Valentino: rediscovering an icon of silent film. [videorecording]
Media Resources Center DVD X1929

Walker, Alexander.
Rudolph Valentino / Alexander Walker. Harmondsworth, Eng. ; New York : Penguin Books, 1977, c1976.
Pacific Film Archive PN2287.V3 W3 1977




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