This is the first book-length study of Carmen Miranda in English. It traces her origins as a radio singer, recording artist and film star in Brazil in the 1930s, before exploring in depth her Hollywood screen roles and the construction of her long-lasting star persona in the USA.
LISA SHAW is a Reader in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at the University of Liverpool. She is the author of The Social History of the Brazilian Samba (1999), and co-author (with Stephanie Dennison) of Popular Cinema in Brazil (2004) and Brazilian National Cinema (2007). She co-edited (with Rob Stone) the book Screening Songs in Hispanic and Lusophone Cinema (2012), and was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Trust to complete a research project entitled 'Tropical Travels: Brazilian Popular Culture Abroad, 1870-1945' in 2012.
Acknowledgments.- Introduction.- 1 Carmen Miranda and Film Stardom in Brazil.- 2 Carmen Miranda in Hollywood.- 3 Reproducing Carmen Miranda.- Conclusion.- Notes.- Select Bibliography.- Filmography.- Index.