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Blonde Venus (1932)

Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Cast: Marlene Dietrich,Herbert Marshall, Cary Grant, Hattie McDaniel. Features a musicalnumber, "Hot Voodoo", in which Dietrich appears onstage as acabaret singer, wearing a gorilla suit to the sound of drums,attended by a chorus of women in blackface decked out as "natives."In the number, Dietrich removes the gorilla suit to reveal herselfas a blonde Venus, white sexualized femininity itself... 94 min.; Online Access through LFLFC .
Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database

Reviews and articles:
Jacobs, Lea. "The Censorship of Blonde Venus:Textual Analysis and Historical Method." CinemaJournal, 27; 3, Spring 1988 Full-text ofthis article / review is available:

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