Annette Kellerman and the Spectacle of the Female Form, by Peter Catapano

"Early silent screen star, Annette Kellerman helped redefine gender norms in the United States by openly displaying her body as the feminine ideal of health and fitness. During the first two decades of the twentieth century, the Australian-born swimmer, vaudevillian, and film star achieved worldwide popularity for both her athletic prowess as a long-distance swimmer… Continue reading Annette Kellerman and the Spectacle of the Female Form, by Peter Catapano