What Happened in the Dressing Room?

The essay, "What Happened in the Dressing Room," explores early cinema's fascination with backstage space and the relationship between interiority and the archive. It is also a supplement to her forthcoming book, The Dressing Room: Backstage Lives and American Film (Rutgers, 2025)

LALACS Assoc. Prof. Desiree Garcia's video essay is published in the 10th anniversary issue of the academic journal, inTransition: The Journal of Videographic Film & Moving Image Studies. 

View the essay here.