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Rhetta Akamatsu
Sex Sells
Women in Photography and Film

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011

146 pages, numerous images
English language

The book discusses, how female nudity influenced promotion of artists careers and sales of photographs, books and movies. Beginning with the Daguerreotypes and postcards, the further topics comprehend variety, burlesque dance, pin-up and movies. It includes exemplary biographies of artists, i.e. Gypsy Lee Rose, Sally Rand, Josephine Baker, Bettie Page, Lili St. Cyr, Theda Bara, Clara Bow, Jean Harlow, Mae West and Marilyn Monroe.




Rhetta Akamatsu - Sex Sells


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