>        films that present the female lead through an indexical
>representation (obviously beyond the indexical representation of film
>itself), or an iconic one, prior to her entrance onscreen.
>        Examples: Jacqueline Bisset in *La Nuite Americaine,* Lena Horne
>in *Broadway Rhythm,* and Marlene Dietrich in *The Flame of New Orleans* (?).
>        Thanks,
Gloria Swanson in *Sunset Boulevard.*  Perhaps obvious, but I'm surprised
at the obvious things I overlook sometimes, so I offer it anyway.
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