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Film and fashion amidst the ruins of Berlin : from Nazism to the Cold War / Mila Ganeva

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Author
Ganeva, Mila, author.
Publication Info.
Rochester, New York : Camden House, 2018.
Publication Info.
©2018

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Series
Screen cultures: German film and the visual
Screen cultures.
JSTOR EBA.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 20, 2018).
Contents
Introduction -- Vicarious Consumption : Wartime Fashion in Film and the Press, 1939-44 -- "Fashions for Fräuleins" : The Rebirth of the Fashion Industry and Media in Berlin after 1945 -- Charlotte Glückstein : Historical Ruptures and Continuities in Postwar Fashion -- Fashion amidst the Ruins : Revisiting Two Early Rubble Films ... und über uns der Himmel (1947) and Die Mörder sind unter uns (1946) -- Hildegard Knef : Star Appeal from Fashion to Film -- Farewell to the Rubble and Welcome to the New Look : Straßenbekanntschaft (1948) and Martina (1949) -- Consuming Fashion on the Screens of the Early 1950s : Modell Bianka (1951), Frauenschicksale (1952), and Ingrid : Die Geschichte eines Fotomodells (1955) -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1. Principal Costume and Fashion Designers : Biographical Notes -- Appendix 2. Films and Newsreels Discussed.
Summary
This book steers attention toward two key aspects of German culture--film and fashion--that shared similar trajectories and multiple connections, looking at them not only in the immediate postwar years but as far back as 1939. They formed spectacular sites of the postwar recovery processes in both East and West Germany. Viewed against the background of the abundant fashion discourses in the Berlin-based press, the films discussed include classics such as The Murderers Are among Us, Street Acquaintance, and Destinies of Women as well as neglected works such as And the Heavens above Us, Martina, Modell Bianka, and Ingrid. These films' treatments of fashion during times of crisis offer subtle reflections on the everyday lives, desires, careers, and self-perceptions of the women who made up a large majority of the postwar public. Costume--in films produced both by DEFA and by West German studios--is a productive site to explore the intersections between realism and escapism. With its focus on costumes within the context of the films' production, distribution, and reception, this book opens up wider discussions about the role of the costume designer, the ways film costumes can be read as intertexts, and the impact on audiences' behaviors and looks. The book reveals multiple connecitons between film and fashion, both across the temporal dividing line of 1945 and the Cold War split between East and West--back cover.
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JSTOR
Subject
Fashion in motion pictures.
Costume -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Clothing -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Fashion -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Mode au cinéma.
Cinéma -- Allemagne -- Histoire -- 20e siècle.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Reference.
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism.
Costume
Fashion
Fashion in motion pictures
Motion pictures
Germany https://id.oclc.org/worldcat/entity/E39PBJtCD3rcKcPDx6FHmjvrbd
Film
Mode
Deutschland DDR
Deutschland
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Genre/Form
History
Other Form:
Print version: Ganeva, Mila. Film and fashion amidst the ruins of Berlin. Rochester : Camden House, 2018 9781571135766 (DLC) 2018021689 (OCoLC)1021214487
ISBN
9781787442955 (electronic book)
1787442950 (electronic book)
9781571135766
1571135766
Standard No.
40028446185