Brigitte Bardot

Author: Henry-Jean Servat,Brigitte Bardot

Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN: 9782080202697

Category: Fashion

Page: 256

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In photographs that capture Brigitte Bardot attending prestigious receptions or on glamorous visits to the United States, in fashion shoots and on film sets, this volume illustrates all the key looks that she wore and brought to the international spotlight as she invented and edited her own highly imitated style

Brigitte Bardot

Author: Ginette Vincendeau

Publisher: Carlton Books Limited

ISBN: 9781780975498

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 95

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When Brigitte Bardot appeared in And God Created Woman in 1957, her beauty set the world alight. But Bardot was more than a sex symbol: she was a daring actress who worked with cinema's most-revered directors. Ginette Vincendeau delves into Bardot's career and life, including her four marriages, her decision to "get out elegantly" at a young age, and her iconic performances.

Fur Nation

Author: Chantal Nadeau

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134724810

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Fur Nation traces the interwoven relationships between sexuality, national identity, and colonialism. Chantal Nadeau shows how Canada, a white settler colony, bases its existence and its nationhood on a complex sexual economy based on women wrapped in fur. Nadeau traces the centrality of fur through a series of intriguing case studies, including: * Hollywood's take on the 330 year history of the Hudson Bay Company, founded to exploit Canada's rich fur resources * the life of a postwar fur fashion photographer * a 1950s musical called Fur Lady * the battle between Brigitte Bardot's anti-fur activists and the fur industry. Nadeau highlights the connection between 'fur ladies' - women wearing, exploiting or promoting furs - and the beaver, symbol of Canada and nature's master builder. She shows how, in postcolonial Canada, the nation is sexualised around female reproduction and fur, which is both a crucial factor in economic development, and a powerful symbol through which the nation itself is conceived and commodified. Fur Nation demonstrates that, for Canada, fur really is the fabric of a nation.

Brigitte Bardot

Author: Barnett Singer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786475048

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 5937

Actress and sex symbol Brigitte Bardot had a stunning career in France and America in the mid-20th century. Since the 1970s, she has dedicated her life to the welfare and protection of animals, with much personal involvement. In this book the author makes the case that far from being a pretty face or a spotlight grabber, Bardot was an accomplished actress and has always been an intelligent, sensitive individual. Chapters acquaint readers with her Paris childhood and her rebellious coming of age in a Catholic bourgeois family, who disapproved when she appeared on the cover of Elle magazine and was offered a screen test. The book examines her years in film (with careful analysis of her films) and also covers her tumultuous personal life, including suicide attempts, and the beginnings of her interest in animal protection. Final chapters detail her efforts in worldwide animal welfare activism, including the work of her own international foundation.

Brigitte Bardot

Author: Ginette Vincendeau

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1838714707

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 184

View: 8157

Ginette Vincendeau analyses Bardot's rise to fame as a highly-acclaimed French international film star and fashion icon from her early days as a fashion model and ballet dancer to her period of 'high stardom' between 1956 and 1960.

Tears of Battle

Author: Brigitte Bardot,Anne-Cécile Huprelle

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 194892403X

Category: Nature

Page: 200

View: 2546

An Account of one Woman's Courage, Caring, and Generosity in the Face of the Inhumane Brigitte Bardot—a global icon of French cinema—has used her fame to give a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Leaving the spotlight of stardom, she has dedicated her time and fortune to promoting the welfare of animals, both domestic and wild, around the world. Over the past forty years, Bardot has evolved from an international film icon of the glamorous sixties to an icon of that of a crusader for animal rights, forming her own foundation and meeting with leaders from around the world and lobbying for legislation to protect animals. In this poignant memoir, she uncovers the struggles of her decades-long battle—detailing the too few victories and the heartbreaking defeats—and revealing herself as never before seen through her reflections about nature, herself as a superstar, and the passion that has driven her away from glamour of her previous fame toward the humble calling of serving others.