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Ebay: And the role of women in horror & Scifi movie posters of the 1950s<br />By<br />Michael Desmond<br />3/29/2011<br />
Cat Girl (1957)<br />
About<br />Plot: Woman who gets cursed with the ability to turn into a cat when angered. <br />Portrayed by Barbara Shelle...
Voodoo Woman (1957)<br />
About<br /><ul><li>Poster portrays female role as Damsel in Distress, in this film woman is supporting character
Portrays woman as a victim of fear, terrified, vulnerable, and a sex symbol hoping to be rescued from danger by male prota...
Only showed wearing a one piece dress in poster
$349.99</li></li></ul><li>The Living Idol (1957)<br />
About<br />Poster portrays woman in two piece and looks like she is playing the damsel in distress role<br /> Deals with s...
Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (1957)<br />
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  1. 1. Ebay: And the role of women in horror & Scifi movie posters of the 1950s<br />By<br />Michael Desmond<br />3/29/2011<br />
  2. 2. Cat Girl (1957)<br />
  3. 3. About<br />Plot: Woman who gets cursed with the ability to turn into a cat when angered. <br />Portrayed by Barbara Shelley as lead role<br />Poster portrays woman as sleek, feline, and cat-like qualities. Shows femininity as similar to feline, catty behavior, and mysterious tendencies. Shows female in one piece dress<br />Poster portrays woman as a seductress/Femme Fatale role<br />$49.99<br />
  4. 4. Voodoo Woman (1957)<br />
  5. 5. About<br /><ul><li>Poster portrays female role as Damsel in Distress, in this film woman is supporting character
  6. 6. Portrays woman as a victim of fear, terrified, vulnerable, and a sex symbol hoping to be rescued from danger by male protagonists
  7. 7. Only showed wearing a one piece dress in poster
  8. 8. $349.99</li></li></ul><li>The Living Idol (1957)<br />
  9. 9. About<br />Poster portrays woman in two piece and looks like she is playing the damsel in distress role<br /> Deals with sexuality and love<br /> Portrays woman as supporting character<br />Poster $25<br />Shows female as afraid<br />
  10. 10. Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (1957)<br />
  11. 11. About<br />Sci-fi film in which poster portrays woman in power and not dependent on male roles as heroes<br />Poster portrays female role as dominant and unafraid, shows them in lead role<br />Poster portrayal of woman that empowers women to be strong and stick together, shows strong and powerful can be beautiful<br />$249.99<br />
  12. 12. About this Exhibit<br />This exhibit was set up to show female roles in sci-fi/horror movie posters of thee 1950s<br />Some of these posters portray women in empowering roles in these posters, while some show them as damsels in distress<br />Deals with the issue of Gender roles at the time and the issue with stereotypes<br />
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