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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 viiIntroduction 11. Improbable Stuff: Camp and the MGM House Style 412. The Lady is a Camp: Glamour, Star Turns, and the Boys in the Chorus 883. Dancing with Balls: Sissies, Sailors, and the Camp Masculinity of Gene Kelly 1494. What a Glorious Classic: Singin' in the Rain and Mass-Camp Recycling 2005. Hollywood's Most Precious Jewels: The MGM Musical's Return As a Camp Commodity 2466. Judy on the Net: Garland, Camp, and Contemporary Fandom 287Conclusion 337Notes 343Works Cited 353Index 361


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"Cohan meticulously supports his argument with detailed examples while eloquently and often humorously bringing the musicals and their stars to life. Both fans and novices are invited to rethink the Read more...

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