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Associate Professor University of Alabama
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Modern France, Gender, Culture, Beauty, Celebrity, Consumer Society, Fashion
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Recent Publications

The Force of Beauty: Transforming French Ideas of Femininity in the Third Republic (Baton Rouge, LSU Press: June 2015).

Holly Grout (2020) “‘Le miracle et le mirage’: Beauty institutes and the making of modern french women”, Business History, DOI: 10.1080/00076791.2020.1820989

“Authorizing Fictions: Narrating a Self in Mistinguett’s Celebrity Memoir,” French Historical Studies (2019) 42 (2): 295-322. .

“European Celebrity in Historical Perspective.” Contemporary European History 28, no. 2 (2019): 273–82. doi:10.1017/S0960777318000565.

“Between Venus and Mercury: The 1920s Beauty Contest in France and America,” French Politics, Culture, and Society Vol. 31, No. 1 (Spring 2013): 47-68.

H-France Salon
Volume 12 (2020), Issue 8, #123

2020 George Rudé Society and the Society for French Historical Studies
Panel 31 – Dressing-Up: Costume and Image Creation in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century France

Holly Grout, University of Alabama
Presentation: Dolls of the Grand Revue: Mistinguett, Josephine Baker and the Commodification of Celebrity



Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Expertise by Chronology
5, 7, 8
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Material Culture, Sexuality, Women