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Title:
Some liked it hot : jazz women in film and television, 1928-1959
Author:
McGee, Kristin A.
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Publication Information:
Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xv, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Jazz culture and all-girl films. The feminization of mass culture and the novelty of all-girl bands ; The ingenues and the Harlem playgirls -- All-girl bands and sound films in the swing era. Phil Spitalny's Musical Queens ; The "blonde bombshell of swing": Ina Ray Hutton and her Melodears -- Soundies and features during the 1940s. Swinging the classics: Hazel Scott and Hollywood's musical-racial matrix ; Pinups, patriotism, and feminized genres ; Swing-centered films and the hour of charm ; The International Sweethearts of Rhythm and independent Black sound film -- Variety television and the 1950s. Television, vaudeo, and female musical hosts ; Variety television revives all-girl bands ; Television's musical variety guests: Hazel Scott, Peggy Lee, and Lena Horne ; The jazz canon (representations and gendered absences).
ISBN:
9780819569073

9780819569080
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Book

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