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    Victorian beauty: 1945-1955

    Nead, Lynda (2023) Victorian beauty: 1945-1955. 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 34 , ISSN 1755-1560.

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    This article examines the reworking of Victorian beauty in the visual culture of post-war Britain. Although the work of post-war modernisation and reconstruction was regarded as a symbolic break with the nineteenth-century past, the Victorian age continued to haunt the nation in the years following the end of the war, generating its own distinctive fascination and beauty. Focussing on an historical melodrama, Pink String and Sealing Wax (UK; dir. Robert Hamer, 1945), the article examines the narrative and its star, Googie Withers, in order to examine the role, meaning and appeal of Victorianism and Victorian beauty in the post-war years.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Lynda Nead
    Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2023 12:43
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:17


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