Becoming Anita Ekberg Screen 2 articles

Becoming Anita Ekberg

2015

Becoming Anita Ekberg Poster
  • Becoming Anita Ekberg chronicles the agonies and ecstasies of performing the role of a “sex goddess.” A pithy lesson in the construction of star images, Rappaport details how Ekberg’s reputation as a voluptuous Scandinavian sex symbol was nurtured by Frank Tashlin at a time when she was merely a featured player, not a name above the title.

  • Rappaport's points are incisive, as his treatment of Ekberg concerns her status as a kind of commodity or concept whose value eventually runs terrifically dry.

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