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Cold war femme : lesbianism, national identity, and Hollywood cinema

Author: Robert J Corber
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Interpretations of Hollywood films of the 1950s and 1960s demonstrate how Cold War homophobia focused on the femme as the lesbian who posed the greatest threat to the nation

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert J Corber
ISBN: 9780822349280 0822349280 9780822349471 0822349477
OCLC Number: 646716333
Description: x, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Reclaiming the "lost sex" --
The lesbian in cold war culture --
Part I. Screening the femme : Representing the femme: All about Eve --
Lesbian unintelligibility: The children's hour --
Recuperating femme femininity: Marnie --
Part II. Female stardom and cold war culture : Joan Crawford's padded shoulders --
Remaking Bette Davis --
Doris Day's queer normativity --
Conclusion : KIlling off the femme: The haunting.
Responsibility: Robert J. Corber.

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"The only problem with Robert J. Corber's Cold War Femme is that it gives so much pleasure on the way to providing a completely persuasive and significant history of the threat femininity posed to Read more...

 
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