Queens of Comedy

Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women

Author: Susan Horowitz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136642870

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 185

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Through candid personal interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and other visionary performers, Queens of Comedy explores how comediennes have redefined the roles of women in not only the entertainment business, but society as a whole. Detailing both their public and private lives - as well as their many and varied performances - Queen of Comedy examines the impact these women have had on the predominantly male-oriented world of comedy. Performers like Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and their more recent counterparts, comediennes Brett Butler and Roseanne, have helped to sift women's roles in comedy from object to subject. This book maps out this shift, providing an often brutally honest picture of women's lives in both the spotlight of comedy and this modern world.
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Black Comedians on Black Comedy

How African-Americans Taught Us to Laugh

Author: Darryl Littleton

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9781557836809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

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Describes the history of Black comedy from slavery through blackface, vaudeville, and the chitlin' circuit, to the present, interspersing commentary and criticism with interviews with Eddie Murphy, Marla Gibbs, and Chris Rock.
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London society

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Publisher: N.A

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London Society

Author: James Hogg,Florence Marryat

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

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Every Saturday

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Historical Dictionary of African American Television

Author: Kathleen Fearn-Banks,Anne Burford-Johnson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810879174

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 640

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This second edition covers the history of African Americans on television from the beginning of national television through the present day including: chronology; introductory essay appendixes bibliography over 1000 cross-referenced entries on actors, performers, producers, directors, news and sports journalists
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Daughter of Comedy

Author: William Winter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Actors

Page: 88

View: 2020

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Lives of the Queens of England

From the Norman Conquest

Author: Agnes Strickland,Elisabeth Strickland

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Queens

Page: N.A

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Kings & Queens of Great Britain: Every Question Answered

Author: David Soud

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626862710

Category: History

Page: 400

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From the House of Wessex to the House of Windsor, follow the pageant of personalities that have made Great Britain what it is today. Fascinating biographies of the British monarchs from the time of Roman Brittania to present day answer your every question about the country’s aristocracy. Details of the kings’ and queens’ personalities are the focus, with a timeline across the bottom relating the major events of their reigns. Also included is a section devoted to royal edicts. All the Edwards, Richards, Henrys, and Williams are represented, along with outstanding personalities such as Lady Jane Grey and Oliver Cromwell—a king in all but name. This is essential reading for all Anglophiles, so brew a pot of tea and dig into the history!
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Performing Marginality

Humor, Gender, and Cultural Critique

Author: Joanne R. Gilbert

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814328033

Category: Humor

Page: 234

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An academic study of stand-up comedy performed by females. This will aid in the understanding of power structures in our society.
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Beauty Queens

Author: Libba Bray

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545388716

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 400

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From bestselling, Printz Award-winning author Libba Bray, the story of a plane of beauty pageant contestants that crashes on a desert island. Teen beauty queens. A "Lost"-like island. Mysteries and dangers. No access to emall. And the spirit of fierce, feral competition that lives underground in girls, a savage brutality that can only be revealed by a journey into the heart of non-exfoliated darkness. Oh, the horror, the horror! Only funnier. With evening gowns. And a body count.
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Mutha' is half a word

intersections of folklore, vernacular, myth, and queerness in black female culture

Author: LaMonda Horton-Stallings

Publisher: Ohio State Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780814210567

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 334

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