Humanities Building, Room 114
Thursday, March 8
Genevieve Yue, Media & Cultural Studies
11:45-1:00 p.m. in Humanities 401
"Color Imbalance: Film, Race, and the China Girl"
The "China girl has appeared in more films than any actress, but she is almost never seen, save for the fleeting glimpses an audience might catch at the end of a film reel. Since the late 1920s films have been spliced with a China girl, an image of a woman positioned next to color swatches and patches of white, gray, and black. Her image is instrumental in determining the desired exposure and color balance of film reels, and to create a uniform color temperature, tonal range, and shading to standardize an ideal representation of the human body. What implications and ideological assumptions does the China girl's ubiquitous visual presence have for film, media and feminist theory, discourses of beauty, science, and race?
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