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Blue vaudeville : sex, morals and the mass marketing of amusement, 1895-1915

Author: Andrew L Erdman
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work reveals the often racy, ribald, and sexually charged nature of the vaudeville stage, looking at an array of provocative performers from disrobing dancers to nude posers to skimpily dressed athletes. Examining the ways in which big-time vaudeville nonetheless managed to market itself as pure, safe, and morally acceptable, this work compares the industry's marketing and promotional practices to those of
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew L Erdman
ISBN: 0786418273 9780786418275 9780786431151 0786431156
OCLC Number: 54461853
Description: ix, 198 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: "Dressed in the form of art", the censorship and curtailment of popular entertainments --
"Clean, great, and national", the mass marketing of amusement --
"Of pleasing face and form", the sexual and the sensual on stage --
"Wild woman", Eva Tanguay as temptress and sexual rebel --
"The signal of distress", film and the fall of vaudeville.
Responsibility: Andrew L. Erdman.
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