Hollywood musicals, the film reader / edited by Steven Cohan

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Subjects: Motion picture music--United States--History and criticism
Musical films--United States--History and criticism
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: London ; New York : Routledge, 2002
Series: In focus--Routledge film readers
LC Classification: M, ML
Table of Contents: Acknowledgements
Introduction: Musicals of the Studio Era 1
Pt. 1. Generic Forms 17
1. Entertainment and Utopia / Richard Dyer 19
2. The Self-reflective Musical and the Myth of Entertainment / Jane Feuer 31
3. The American Film Musical as Dual-Focus Narrative / Rick Altman 41
4. Busby Berkeley and the Backstage Musical / Martin Rubin 53
Pt. 2. Gendered Spectacles 63
5. Sexual Economics: Gold Diggers of 1933 / Patricia Mellencamp 65
6. Pre-text and Text in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes / Lucie Arbuthnot, Gail Seneca 77
7. "Feminizing" the Song-and-Dance Man: Fred Astaire and the Spectacle of Masculinity in the Hollywood Musical / Steven Cohan 87
Pt. 3. Camp Interventions 103
8. Judy Garland and Camp / Richard Dyer 107
9. "Working Like a Homosexual": Camp Visual Codes and the Labor of Gay Subjects in the MGM Freed Unit / Matthew Tinkcom 115
10. Feminist Camp in Gold Diggers of 1933 / Pamela Robertson 129
11. "The Lady in the Tutti-Frutti Hat": Carmen Miranda, A Spectacle of Ethnicity / Shari Roberts 143
Pt. 4. Racial Displacements 155
12. Dancin' in the Rain / Carol J. Clover 157
13. New Deal Blackface / Michael Rogin 175
14. Beautiful White Bodies / Linda Mizejewski 183
Select Bibliography 195
Index 201
Additional Authors: Cohan, Steven
Notes: LCCN: 2001058919
ISBN: 0415235596
ISBN: 041523560X (pbk.)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-199) and index
Physical Description: viii, 212 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 48613287
ISBN/ISSN: 0415235596
041523560X

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