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dc.contributor.authorKember, J
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-25T10:49:24Z
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-16T08:50:46Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-14
dc.description.abstractThe return of facially disfigured men from the trenches of World War One occasioned a muted public reaction in the US. However, this article will show that burgeoning discourses concerning plastic surgery in the US also generated a significant reaction in the popular press, and that these were reflected, too, in several feature films dealing with facial surgery on disfigured veterans. Though several of these films depicted miraculous transformations occasioned by the surgeons, Robert Florey’s 1927 film, Face Value, focused on an American veteran with facial scarring that could not be repaired. The article will argue that this film drew strongly upon the increasingly prominent public presence of the gueules cassées in the US during 1926 and 1927. Depicting gueules cassées and their facial injuries prominently in several scenes, the film brought to attention difficult questions concerning the futures of such men, which the US media had hitherto rarely addressed.en_GB
dc.identifier.citationPublished online: 14 September 2016en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17526272.2016.1224034
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10871/23485
dc.language.isoenen_GB
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis/ Intellecten_GB
dc.rights.embargoreasonPublisher policyen_GB
dc.subjectDisfigurementen_GB
dc.subjectCinemaen_GB
dc.subjectVeteransen_GB
dc.subjectHollywooden_GB
dc.subjectPlastic surgeryen_GB
dc.subjectRobert Floreyen_GB
dc.subjectFaceen_GB
dc.subjectWorld War Ien_GB
dc.titleFace Value: The Rhetoric of Facial Disfigurement in American Film and Popular Culture, 1917-27en_GB
dc.typeArticleen_GB
dc.identifier.issn1752-6272
dc.descriptionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Taylor & Francis via the DOI in this record.en_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of War and Culture Studiesen_GB


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