How to see through a shoe: The fashion show sequence in How to Marry a Millionaire

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This chapter analyses the fashion show sequence in How to Marry a Millionaire (Jean Negulesco, 1953). In this spectacle of sensory plenitude, which features a pair of translucent platform heels, gives objective form to the film’s overarching games of revelation. The shoes worn by Marilyn Monroe, with their versatility in function and meaning, offer a means of thinking through the shifting parameters not only of the culture of visibility in Golden-Age Hollywood, but also of the various screens on which they are viewed today
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShoe Reels
Subtitle of host publicationThe History and Philosophy of Footwear in Film
EditorsElizabeth Ezra, Catherine Wheatley
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Pages94-102
ISBN (Electronic)9781474495332
ISBN (Print)9781474451406
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Publication statusPublished - 23 Sept 2021

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