Where did you get that idea?
Andres, Jan Michelle. “Secrecy through Excess: Strategies of Concealment in Cold War Literature and Film.” Order No. 3559244, The Claremont Graduate University, 2013.
In her essay Andres discusses the forms and styles by which Cold War artists represent the Cold War and its tactics through in both novels and movies. The portfolio mainly focuses on the section in which Andres analyses the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953). In this section Andres discusses how Marilyn Monroe’s character Lorelei can be used to demonstrate the strength and effects of American Capitalism and Cold War containment strategy through her behavior and desires. This characterization is highly important to the piece, The Cold War: A Gendered Conflict, because it provides support for the idea that Monroe can represent American values at a global scale. Creating support for the claim that Monroe can represent America allows the paper to develop the idea that Monroe’s American values and feminine values in tandem can be a core part of the perspective of the US. Thus, Andres’s ideas help create a foundation for the thesis of The Cold War: A Gendered Conflict which alleges that Leonid Sokov created a revolution in the portrayal of the Cold War through his own portrayal of Joseph Stalin and Marilyn Monroe.
“Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.” IMDb. August 26, 1953. Accessed May 03, 2019. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045810/.