- マス・コミュニケーション研究 (ISSN:13411306)
- vol.74, pp.115-132, 2009-01-31 (Released:2017-10-06)
In the early 1910s, when stage actresses emerged, the so-called “Katsudō-Actresses” appeared i n the cinema scene. I examine how they differed fromcontemporary film actresses and how they were received by audiences backthen. I analyzed the earliest film magazine of Katsudōshashinkai from 1909 to1912. The activities of Katsudō-Actresses were not limited to acting on screen.They also performed on stage as actors of chain-dramas, and dancers of sideshows played i n movie theaters. Katsudō-Actresses appealed to the audiencethrough both presentation and representation. Such uniqueness was sustainedby the circumstance of the early Japanese cinema.