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« Encore une admiratrice ! » À quoi sert une star de cinéma : réflexion à l’aune de lettres de spectateurs et de spectatrices (début des années 1920, début des années 1930)

Abstract : This article focuses on fan letters received in 1921 by Sandra Milovanoff after her performance in Louis Feuillade The Two Girls, and by Jean Gabin between 1931 and 1932, at the beginning of the actor wonderful career. These documents — whose preservation is very rare for the interwar period in France — give access to the words of common people, uneasy to reach and rarely studied in cinema history. An observation of the recipient stars and the authors of those letters leads to analyze the links between loving stars and being a film-lover, then to study how stars enable people to extend the pleasure of fiction and put a touch of dream in reality. Thus, in close proximity to this historical material, it is the use and the functions of stars that are questioned, not in an economic and aesthetic perspective, but socially and culturally, from the point of view of the men and the women who go to the movie.
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Myriam Juan. « Encore une admiratrice ! » À quoi sert une star de cinéma : réflexion à l’aune de lettres de spectateurs et de spectatrices (début des années 1920, début des années 1930). Mise au Point: Cahiers de l'AFECCAV, Association française des enseignants et chercheurs en cinéma et audio-visuel, 2014, N° 6, ⟨10.4000/map.1684⟩. ⟨hal-02002553⟩

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