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Dance floor democracy : the social geography of memory at the Hollywood Canteen

Autore: Sherrie Tucker
Editore: Durham : Duke University Press, 2014.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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"Open from 1942 until 1945, the Hollywood Canteen was the most famous of the patriotic home-front nightclubs where civilian hostesses jitterbugged with enlisted men of the Allied Nations. Since the opening night, when the crowds were so thick that Bette Davis had to enter through the bathroom window to give her welcome speech, the storied dance floor where movie stars danced with soldiers has been the subject of  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: History
Tipo documento {1} {2}
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Sherrie Tucker
{0} 9780822357421 0822357429 9780822357575 0822357577
Numero OCLC: 870147133
Descrizione: xxiv, 384 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenuti: Prologue: dance floor democracy? --
Introduction: writing on a crowded dance floor --
On location: situating the Hollywood Canteen (and swing culture as national memory) in wartime Los Angeles --
Wrestling Hollywood to the map --
Cruising the Cahuenga Pass(t) --
Operating from the curbstone --
Patriotic jitterbugs: tracing the footsteps of the soldier-hostess dyad --
Dyad democracy --
Injured parties --
Torquing back --
Women in uniforms, men in aprons: dancing outside the soldier-hostess dyad --
The dyad from without --
The view from the mezzanine --
Men serving men --
Swing between the nation and the state --
(Un)American patrol: following the state on the dance floor of the nation --
The making(s) of national memory: Hollywood Canteen (the movie).
Responsabilità: Sherrie Tucker.

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Open from 1942 until 1945, the Hollywood Canteen was the most famous of the patriotic home-front nightclubs where civilian hostesses jitterbugged with enlisted men of the Allied Nations. The storied  Per saperne di più…

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