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This powerpoint presentation was created for an assignment that asked students to locate primary sources on ebay and create a museum exhibit.

This powerpoint presentation was created for an assignment that asked students to locate primary sources on ebay and create a museum exhibit.

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  • Ebay: And the role of women in horror & Scifi movie posters of the 1950s
    By
    Michael Desmond
    3/29/2011
  • Cat Girl (1957)
  • About
    Plot: Woman who gets cursed with the ability to turn into a cat when angered.
    Portrayed by Barbara Shelley as lead role
    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
    Poster portrays woman as a seductress/Femme Fatale role
    $49.99
  • Voodoo Woman (1957)
  • About
    • 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 protagonists
    • Only showed wearing a one piece dress in poster
    • $349.99
  • The Living Idol (1957)
  • About
    Poster portrays woman in two piece and looks like she is playing the damsel in distress role
    Deals with sexuality and love
    Portrays woman as supporting character
    Poster $25
    Shows female as afraid
  • Viking Women and the Sea Serpent (1957)
  • About
    Sci-fi film in which poster portrays woman in power and not dependent on male roles as heroes
    Poster portrays female role as dominant and unafraid, shows them in lead role
    Poster portrayal of woman that empowers women to be strong and stick together, shows strong and powerful can be beautiful
    $249.99
  • About this Exhibit
    This exhibit was set up to show female roles in sci-fi/horror movie posters of thee 1950s
    Some of these posters portray women in empowering roles in these posters, while some show them as damsels in distress
    Deals with the issue of Gender roles at the time and the issue with stereotypes