Hollywood Lesbians

Hollywood Lesbians

2016 For years I've been asked about doing a sequel or update to Hollywood
Lesbians. When it was originally published back in 1994, Jodie Foster and Lily
Tomlin (to name just two) were still in the closet, Hollywood Lesbians was a ...

Author: Boze Hadleigh

Publisher: Riverdale Avenue Books LLC

ISBN: 9781626012998

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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"Fans of Hollywood's golden age will find this collection of interviews conducted over many years revealing...an enlightening picture emerges of Tinseltown, different from that presented in the fanzines." ¬Publishers Weekly "The book is more than it seems because these women are great talkers." ¬Booklist "I was curious about 'Hollywood Lesbians.' I have now read the book. I am still stunned." ¬ Bea Arthur of "The Golden Girls" "Riveting!...an eye opener!!" ¬Ellen DeGeneres Hollywood Lesbians: From Garbo to Foster is the companion volume to Boze Hadleigh’s classic Hollywood Gays. In this rare and no-holds-barred collection of exclusive interviews with Hollywood icons from the Golden Age of movies and TV—Dame Judith Anderson, Barbara Stanwyck, Capucine, Ann B. Davis, Nancy Kulp, Sandy Dennis, Agnes Moorehead, Edith Head, Patsy Kelly — among others—renowned entertainment journalist and historian Boze Hadleigh goes straight to the source and opens the film world’s closet door into the past, and brings this volume full circle to the present with new material.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Hollywood Bohemians

Hollywood Bohemians

Boze Hadleigh, Hollywood Lesbians (New York: Barricade Books, 1994), pp. 192
, 208; Vincent Sherman, telephone interview with the au- thor, 26 January 1998;
Patrick McGilligan, George Cukor: A Double Life (New York: St. Martin's Press, ...

Author: Brett L. Abrams

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786482474

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Between 1917 and 1941, Hollywood studios, gossip columnists and novelists featured an unprecedented number of homosexuals, cross-dressers, and adulterers in their depictions of the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. Actress Greta Garbo defined herself as the ultimate serial bachelorette. Screenwriter Mercedes De Acosta engaged in numerous lesbian relationships with the Hollywood elite. And countless homosexual designers brazenly picked up men in the hottest Hollywood nightclubs. Hollywood’s image grew as a place of sexual abandon. This book demonstrates how studios and the media used images of these sexually adventurous characters to promote the industry and appeal to the prurient interests of their audiences.
Categories: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Lesbian Histories and Cultures

Lesbians and bisexual women have been involved in almost all facets of the
entertainment business in Hollywood. They have made contributions to the
motion picture industry as perfumes, writers, directors, designers, and
strmtpeople.

Author: Bonnie Zimmerman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787515

Category: Reference

Page: 862

View: 937

A rich heritage that needs to be documented Beginning in 1869, when the study of homosexuality can be said to have begun with the establishment of sexology, this encyclopedia offers accounts of the most important international developments in an area that now occupies a critical place in many fields of academic endeavours. It covers a long history and a dynamic and ever changing present, while opening up the academic profession to new scholarship and new ways of thinking. A groundbreaking new approach While gays and lesbians have shared many aspects of life, their histories and cultures developed in profoundly different ways. To reflect this crucial fact, the encyclopedia has been prepared in two separate volumes assuring that both histories receive full, unbiased attention and that a broad range of human experience is covered. Written for and by a wide range of people Intended as a reference for students and scholars in all fields, as well as for the general public, the encyclopedia is written in user-friendly language. At the same time it maintains a high level of scholarship that incorporates both passion and objectivity. It is written by some of the most famous names in the field, as well as new scholars, whose research continues to advance gender studies into the future.
Categories: Reference

Hollywood Musicals the Film Reader

Hollywood Musicals  the Film Reader

Lela Simone , production assistant at Metro - Goldwyn - Mayer Critical treatments
of the relations of gays and lesbians to the production of cinema have largely
taken two approaches . The first stresses the pathologizing effect of Hollywood ...

Author: Professor Emeritus of Film Steven Cohan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415235596

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 212

View: 106

The articles in this collection examine the musical in relation to its generic form and conventions, the relationship between narrative and spectacle, gender and feminist analysis and the representation of race and ethnicity.
Categories: Performing Arts

Entertaining Lesbians

Entertaining Lesbians

Celebrity, Sexuality, and Self-Invention Martha Gever ... is not thestuffof which
role models are made, which suggests that exemplary status can onlybe attained
by a sanitized kind of lesbian whose sexual desires remain incidental, atbest.

Author: Martha Gever

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136074264

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 668

Before the rise of celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and k.d. lang, lesbians were rarely in the limelight and the few that were often did not fare well. Times have changed and today's famous lesbians are popular icons. Entertaining Lesbians charts the rise of lesbians in the public eye, proposing that celebrity has never been a simple matter of opening closet doors, portraying "positive images," or becoming "role models." Gever traces the history of lesbians in popular culture during the twentieth century, from Radclyffe Hall and Greta Garbo to Martina Navratilova and Rosie O'Donnell, to explore the paradoxes inherent in lesbian celebrity.
Categories: Social Science

Behind the Screen

Behind the Screen

Examines how gay and lesbian actors, directors, producers, and set and costume designers significantly influenced and shaped Hollywood, and describes their working conditions, treatment by studios, and nightlife.

Author: William J. Mann

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: UOM:39015053162213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 422

View: 383

Examines how gay and lesbian actors, directors, producers, and set and costume designers significantly influenced and shaped Hollywood, and describes their working conditions, treatment by studios, and nightlife.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Sewing Circle

The Sewing Circle

Unlike many working- and middle-class lesbians, none of these women sought
long-term relationships with female lovers. Singles like Garbo, Katharine
Hepburn, and Dorothy Arzner, Hollywood's only woman director of the 1930s and
early ...

Author: Axel Madsen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504008525

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, and Barbara Stanwyck—to name a few—maintained their images as glamorous big-screen sex symbols complete with dashing escorts, handsome husbands, and scores of male admirers, thanks to studio publicity departments. But off the set, all three box office divas were involved in “lavender” marriages (marriages of convenience, often to gay men) or remained stoically single. They, and several other Hollywood starlets of the era, were members of a discreet women’s “club” called the Sewing Circle, Hollywood’s underground lesbian society. Madsen takes a candid look at the very complicated dual lives these great stars led and the impact their preference for same-sex relationships had on their movie careers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Marjorie Main

Marjorie Main

The Life and Films of Hollywood's "Ma Kettle" Michelle Vogel ... 127–128
Hollywood Boulevard neighborhood 21–22 Hollywood Christmas parade 97
Hollywood Lesbians (Hadleigh) 10, 43, 109–110 Hollywood marriages: Gloria
Swanson 17; ...

Author: Michelle Vogel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476604268

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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She was a slum mother, witty housekeeper, nosy neighbor, meddling maid, town gossip, and most memorably, Ma Kettle. Marjorie Main is best remembered for her portrayal of the farm mother of 15 children and wife of shiftless Pa Kettle. The characters were introduced in the 1945 film The Egg and I, and were such a hit that eight films followed. At an age when most actresses’ careers are waning, Main’s star was just beginning to rise. In real life, Main was as down to earth as characters she played. Her attire on the set and around her house were the same: a simple cotton house dress or jeans. She preferred riding the bus because she enjoyed interacting with regular people—the inspiration for her characters. This book chronicles Main’s childhood on an Indiana farm and the inspirations that led her to the stage. After a distinguished theater career and minor film roles, at age 50 she was offered a long-term contract with premier studio MGM. Details of her acting career and personal life covered here include her marriage to a scholarly widower 26 years her senior, and her work with actor Percy Kilbride, who was the antithesis of his character, the slothful Pa Kettle. A detailed filmography includes cast and credit lists and trivia about each of Main’s 85 films.
Categories: Performing Arts

Up from Invisibility

Up from Invisibility

Lesbians, Gay Men, and the Media in America Larry Gross. Ha-'Am, Ahad (Asher
Ginzberg) ... Hollywood Lesbians. New York: Barricade Books. ... “'Doin' It Our
Way': Queer Reception, Television, and Lesbian Audiences.” Philadelphia.
Handy ...

Author: Larry Gross

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231529327

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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A half century ago gay men and lesbians were all but invisible in the media and, in turn, popular culture. With the lesbian and gay liberation movement came a profoundly new sense of homosexual community and empowerment and the emergence of gay people onto the media's stage. And yet even as the mass media have been shifting the terms of our public conversation toward a greater acknowledgment of diversity, does the emerging "visibility" of gay men and women do justice to the complexity and variety of their experience? Or is gay identity manipulated and contrived by media that are unwilling—and perhaps unable—to fully comprehend and honor it? While positive representations of gays and lesbians are a cautious step in the right direction, media expert Larry Gross argues that the entertainment and news media betray a lingering inability to break free from proscribed limitations in order to embrace the complex reality of gay identity. While noting major advances, like the opening of the Oscar Wilde Memorial Bookstore—the first gay bookstore in the country—or the rise of The Advocate from small newsletter to influential national paper, Gross takes the measure of somewhat more ambiguous milestones, like the first lesbian kiss on television or the first gay character in a newspaper comic strip.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Gays and Lesbians in Mainstream Cinema

Gays and Lesbians in Mainstream Cinema

Hollywood's depiction of gays and lesbians has almost always been stereotypical, from the extremely effeminate characters portrayed by Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore and Grady Sutton in the 1930s to the gay characters in To Be or Not to Be ...

Author: James Robert Parish

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015029119487

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 496

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Hollywood's depiction of gays and lesbians has almost always been stereotypical, from the extremely effeminate characters portrayed by Franklin Pangborn, Eric Blore and Grady Sutton in the 1930s to the gay characters in To Be or Not to Be (1983) and Torch Song Trilogy (1988). A contrasting depiction--the homicidal homosexual--has been the basis for such popular films as Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977).This comprehensive filmography to homosexual characters in mainstream movies, 1914-1992, includes full cast and credits, production information, reviews, and an analysis of the film with an essay blending critical commentary and a synopsis of each film.
Categories: Performing Arts

I m Your Man

I m Your Man

“Jane's an out lesbian, but she talked about what a tough time all women have in
the entertainment industry, which is why so many Hollywood lesbians prefer to
keep their sexual orientation private.” I wondered if Gretchen's plan involved ...

Author: Timothy James Beck

Publisher: Kensington Books

ISBN: 9780758216137

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Tuesday, 9:35 a.m. To do list: 1.Try to smile when people mention my backstabbing, lying, ex-boyfriend, Daniel. 2.Ply my ugly cat, Dexter, with some catnip--the good stuff--to keep him away from my last fur-free Hugo Boss suit. 3.Decide whether or not having a baby with my best friend Gretchen is the craziest, stupidest, most insane, incredible thing I will ever do. At thirtysomething, Blaine Dunhill has a great career in fashion advertising, a fab NYC apartment, and some loyal friends that he's trying to share amicably with his ex, a famous soap star. Working in the big-time cosmetics world is all about glamour and artifice ("Like Barbies that can talk"), but what the self-professed nice guy from Wisconsin really wants is something and someone real to come home to. And then his best friend Gretchen makes him a really tempting offer: Since neither one of them has found the real thing yet, why don't they start a family together? Suddenly, as life becomes a whirl of ultrasounds, online baby registries, baby names (Civil Liberty, anyone?), and other adjustments, Blaine discovers something surprising: No one is more attractive than an expectant father. Now, in the wacky, gossipy world of fashion and celebrity, where coming out has never been more "in," and the words "gay dad" are synonymous with "way hot," Blaine is in for the wildest ride of his life...and a shock that will change everything...
Categories: Fiction

Feminist Auteurs

Feminist Auteurs

The diegesis of the film suggests the disappearance of the black lesbian actor ,
while the extra - diegetic sequences portray ... In search of the presence of black
lesbians in Hollywood subject , 38 the main character of the film , the would - be ...

Author: Geetha Ramanathan

Publisher: Wallflower Press

ISBN: 190476469X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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Feminist Auteurs examines a rich and diverse body of work that has received insufficient attention both in film studies and in feminist theory on film. Looking at individual films within the context of feminist film as a genre, Ramanathan examines film from diverse cultural traditions, while paying close attention to what might be regarded as feminist in different cultural contexts. The films chosen expand our ideas of feminism covering as they do film from Africa, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the US. Full-length interpretations of twenty-four films, both older and contemporary, including Vagabond, India Song, Bhaji on the Beach, Chocolat, and Daughters of the Dust lay out a complete and powerful framework for reading women's film.
Categories: Performing Arts

Hollywood Speaks Out

Hollywood Speaks Out

Until relatively recent years, dealing with homophobia in films was a prime
phobia in Hollywood. Despite the prevalence of many gays and lesbians in all
aspects of moviemaking, from producing to performing, the homophobic attitudes
of ...

Author: Robert L. Hilliard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444308513

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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Hollywood Speaks Out explores that rare Hollywood featurethat dared to tackle red-hot, social issues whilst American societywas gripped by the convulsion and controversy they generated. Explores why Hollywood has always been risk-adverse, and howmost feature flms deal with controversial issues long after thecontroversy is past Organized around such important issues as poverty, racism,sexism, war, anti-Semitism, and homophobia Discusses the relevance and the impact of feature films fromModern Times to WALL-E
Categories: Performing Arts

Get Happy

Get Happy

Hollywood Revisited. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985. Granger ... Crowning
Glory: Reflections of Hollywood's Favorite Confidant. Los Angeles: General
Publishing, 1996. Guiles ... Hollywood Lesbians. New York: Barricade Books,
1994.

Author: Gerald Clarke

Publisher: Delta

ISBN: 9780307556332

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 528

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She lived at full throttle on stage, screen, and in real life, with highs that made history and lows that finally brought down the curtain at age forty-seven. Judy Garland died over thirty years ago, but no biography has so completely captured her spirit -- and demons -- until now. From her tumultuous early years as a child performer to her tragic last days, Gerald Clarke reveals the authentic Judy in a biography rich in new detail and unprecedented revelations. Based on hundreds of interviews and drawing on her own unfinished -- and unpublished -- autobiography, Get Happy presents the real Judy Garland in all her flawed glory. With the same skill, style, and storytelling flair that made his bestselling Capote a landmark literary biography, Gerald Clarke sorts through the secrets and the scandals, the legends and the lies, to create a portrait of Judy Garland as candid as it is compassionate. Here are her early years, during which her parents sowed the seeds of heartbreak and self-destruction that would plague her for decades ... the golden age of Hollywood, brought into sharp focus with cinematic urgency, from the hidden private lives of the movie world's biggest stars to the cold-eyed businessmen who controlled the machine ... and a parade of brilliant and gifted men -- lovers and artists, impresarios and crooks -- who helped her reach so many creative pinnacles yet left her hopeless and alone after each seemingly inevitable fall. Here, then, is Judy Garland in all her magic and despair: the woman, the star, the legend, in a riveting saga of tragedy, resurrection, and genius.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema

A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema

In his authoritative biography Nazimova, Gavin Lambert acknowledges a spate of
1990s studies of famous theatrical and Hollywood lesbians; the implication is that
an actress like Nazimova owes any widespread contemporary interest in her ...

Author: Jennifer M. Bean

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822329999

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

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The first anthology in a rapidly expanding area of cinema studies.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Gay Pride A Celebration Of All Things Gay And Lesbian

Gay Pride  A Celebration Of All Things Gay And Lesbian

West Hollywood You gotta love WeHo. Its origin was not unlike ... Gays and
lesbians have always lived in West Hollywood, coexisting with bohemian straight
populations drawn to the edgy nightlife along the Sunset Strip. In the 1960s,
young ...

Author: William J. Mann

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806537719

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The Ancient Greeks--What's there to be proud of about the ancient Greeks? Well, only that they set the groundwork for all of Western Civilization, thought up the concept of democracy, encouraged more original thinking than anyone before or since, and actually celebrated same-sex love. The Castro--For any gay first-time visitor, alighting from the trolley at the famous intersection of Castro and Market in San Francisco is like stepping into Oz. Historian Susan Stryker has called it "the symbolic main street of the city's queer community and an emblem of gay pride around the world." It has become synonymous with liberation, freedom, and celebration, and while today there are many vibrant gay neighborhoods, the Castro retains an enduring place in the hearts of gay men and lesbians everywhere. Alan Turing--The founder of computer science. A brilliant mathematician. Philosopher, wartime codebreaker, visionary--and an unapologetic gay man well ahead of his time. The NEA Four--Tim Miller, John Fleck, Holly Hughes, and Karen Finley--two gay men, a lesbian, and a queer-identified straight woman. No wonder these performance artists were singled out by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1990 and denied artists' grants, causing an international uproar that still has ramifications today. These are just a few of the fabulous reasons for Gay Pride. Read on to find out more about the queer pioneers, past and present, who have made the world a braver, bolder, and better place--for everyone! We're here. We're queer. Get used to it! As if Alexander the Great, the Harlem Renaissance, A Member of the Wedding, and piano bars weren't enough, here are 101 fabulous reasons to celebrate the rich heritage and vast cultural contributions of gays and lesbians. This inspiring, joyous book triumphantly commemorates the many ways gays and lesbians have profoundly shaped the face of the world's politics, art, literature, music, theatre, cinema, sports, civil rights, and much more. From the fighting spirit of the Radical Faeries to the groundbreaking TV comedy of Will and Grace, from Walt Whitman's immortal "Song of Myself" to the incendiary power of Tony Kushner's Angels in America and the searingly candid art of Frida Kahlo, gays and lesbians have made life sweeter, deeper, more humane, and, well, so much more fabulous. Need more reasons to be glad? How about: • Gay places of pride: The Castro, Bloomsbury, Metropolitan Community Church, Berlin. • Literary gays: Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas, Oscar Wilde, James Baldwin, Dorothy Allison. • Gay power brokers: The Sony Building in New York, Freed's Fairies and the MGM musicals, Dykes on Bikes, PFLAG, ACT-UP. • Gay stars: Ian McKellan, Elton John, Rudy Galindo, Martina Navratilova, Ellen DeGeneres, Marlene Dietrich. Whether it's the wicked fun of camp, the powerful impact of queer cinema, or the lazy, summertime pull of Provincetown, Gay Pride is filled with an array of reasons to live proud that is as diverse and beautiful as the gay and lesbian community it celebrates.
Categories: Social Science

Media Society

Media Society

From the mid - 1930s to the early 1960s , more conservative norms reigned in
Hollywood , and producers severely restricted and censored images of gays and
lesbians . The lesbian and gay images that emerged in the 1960s were usually ...

Author: David Croteau

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 0761987738

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 409

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The Third Edition of this popular text provides students with an overview of the entire media process, with an emphasis on how social forces influence the media and how media potentially affect society.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Handbook of Gender Sex and Media

The Handbook of Gender  Sex  and Media

The pun makes historic The L Word's intervention in representations of lesbians
and lesbian sex in culture generally while the blurb ... character arriving from the
Midwest to enter the lives of a group of glamorous West Hollywood lesbians.

Author: Karen Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118114223

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

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The Handbook of Gender, Sex and Media offers original insights into the complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media, and in doing so, showcases new research at the forefront of media and communication practice and theory. Brings together a collection of new, cutting-edge research exploring a number of different facets of the broad relationship between gender and media Moves beyond associating gender with man/woman and instead considers the relationship between the construction of gender norms, biological sex and the mediation of sex and sexuality Offers genuinely new insights into the complicated and complex set of relations which exist between gender, sex, sexualities and the media Essay topics range from the continuing sexism of TV advertising to ways in which the internet is facilitating the (re)invention of our sexual selves.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Duke

Duke

N.J.: Scarecrow, 1990); Capucine in Boze Hadleigh's Hollywood Lesbians (New
York: Barricade, 1994); Paul Fix in Christopher Finch and Linda Rosenkrantz's
Gone Hollywood (Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1979); numerous actors and ...

Author: Ronald L. Davis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806186467

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Almost two decades after his death, John Wayne is still America’s favorite movie star. More than an actor, Wayne is a cultural icon whose stature seems to grow with the passage of time. In this illuminating biography, Ronald L. Davis focuses on Wayne’s human side, portraying a complex personality defined by frailty and insecurity as well as by courage and strength. Davis traces Wayne’s story from its beginnings in Winterset, Iowa, to his death in 1979. This is not a story of instant fame: only after a decade in budget westerns did Wayne receive serious consideration, for his performance in John Ford’s 1939 film Stagecoach. From that point on, his skills and popularity grew as he appeared in such classics as Fort Apache, Red River, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, The Quiet Man, The Searches, The Man who Shot Liberty Valance, and True Grit. A man’s ideal more than a woman’s, Wayne earned his popularity without becoming either a great actor or a sex symbol. In all his films, whatever the character, John Wayne portrayed John Wayne, a persona he created for himself: the tough, gritty loner whose mission was to uphold the frontier’s--and the nation’s--traditional values. To depict the different facets of Wayne’s life and career, Davis draws on a range of primary and secondary sources, most notably exclusive interviews with the people who knew Wayne well, including the actor’s costar Maureen O’Hara and his widow, Pilar Wayne. The result is a well-balanced, highly engaging portrait of a man whose private identity was eventually overshadowed by his screen persona--until he came to represent America itself.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema

She has been championed by newspaper critics from the leftwing Guardian to the
rightwing DailyMail, been awarded byfestivals from Sundance totheOscars,has
headlined not only the London Lesbian andGayFilmFestival (LLGFF) but also ...

Author: J. Gwynne

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137306845

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 257

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By analyzing the negotiation of femininities and masculinities within contemporary Hollywood cinema, Postfeminism and Contemporary Hollywood Cinema presents diverse interrogations of popular cinema and illustrates the need for a renewed scholarly focus on contemporary film production.
Categories: Performing Arts