Race and the Modern Exotic: Three 'Australian' women on global display
his book tells the stories of three internationally successful ‘Australian’ performers of the first half of the twentieth century, in order to raise questions about femininity, transnational celebrity, race and Australianness. Annette Kellerman was an early twentieth-century swimmer, diver, lecturer, and silent-film star. Kellerman turned herself into a star through a modern, performative career centred on her own body – a very fit body that she used in spectacular ways to challenge older...[Show more]
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