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Camp, cultural value and the MGM msical.

Author: Steven Cohan
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Duke University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

A look at the camp cult appeal of MGM musicals of the 1940s and 50s to gay men today, along with an historical analysis of the films' production histories


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Cohan
ISBN: 0822335956 9780822335955
OCLC Number: 852014301
Description: 368 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments vii Introduction 1 1. Improbable Stuff: Camp and the MGM House Style 41 2. The Lady is a Camp: Glamour, Star Turns, and the Boys in the Chorus 88 3. Dancing with Balls: Sissies, Sailors, and the Camp Masculinity of Gene Kelly 149 4. What a Glorious Classic: Singin' in the Rain and Mass-Camp Recycling 200 5. Hollywood's Most Precious Jewels: The MGM Musical's Return As a Camp Commodity 246 6. Judy on the Net: Garland, Camp, and Contemporary Fandom 287 Conclusion 337 Notes 343 Works Cited 353 Index 361


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"Steven Cohan's Incongruous Entertainment brings together two fascinating subjects-camp and the musical-that are often casually linked but have never been explored as carefully and usefully as they Read more...

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