"Creating Carmen Miranda analyzes the iconic figure of Carmen Miranda from its Brazilian origins to the present day and discusses how this image became emblematic of Latin America. It traces Miranda's stardom from the popular casino scene in Rio to the Broadway stage in the late 1930s, and on to Hollywood"--
Brazilian stardom : from radio to casino and the creation of the Baiana -- Performing race : Miranda and Afro-Brazilianness on the carioca stage of the 1930s -- Staging the exotic : the instant success of the Brazilian bombshell -- Marketing Miranda : stardom, fashion, and gossip in the media -- Camp Carmen : the icon on the screen -- Imitating Miranda : playing with camp, drag, and gender norms -- Conclusion : the legacy of an icon
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