In 1994, Jackie Stacey noted in Star Gazing: Hollywood Cinema and Female Spectatorship that “there is a history of female cinematic spectatorship which has yet to be written.”¹ Stacey attempted to remedy this particular lacuna in her own book by focusing on British women’s memories of their cinema fandom in the 1940s and 1950s, through a series of questionnaires and interviews. This chapter aims to build on Stacey’s call to action twenty years after Star Gazing and grapples with this distance in time in two ways.
|Title of host publication||Star Attractions|
|Subtitle of host publication||Twentieth-Century Movie Magazines and Global Fandom|
|Editors||Lies Lanckman, Tamar Jeffers McDonald|
|Publisher||University of Iowa Press|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Dec 2019|