The changing Nature of Stardom – Elissa Landi Portrait. Event cancelled

Apologies for this , the event has had to be cancelled

This talk will explore the changing nature of stardom, through a detailed analysis of the Elissa Landi portrait. It will start with an overview of Landi’s Hollywood career, including her roles in The Sign of The Cross (1932) and The Count of Monte Cristo (1934). Following this introduction, we will compare the image of Landi in this portrait to that of female stars from the current era. Does the Landi portrait anticipate the images of female stars in contemporary media? How is it different from the images of stars that circulate in today’s celebrity magazines? And, what can this comparison tell us about the evolution of stardom in the years since the portrait was painted?

Talk by Dr Joshua Gulam, Lecturer in Media and Communication at Liverpool Hope University

Image: Elissa Landi – Howard Somerville

Part of our Object of the Month Programme

Object of the Month talks are free and there is no need to book, just come along! If you wish to donate money to The Atkinson Development Trust at the end of any talk there will be donation buckets available.

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