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Enfant terrible! : Jerry Lewis in American film

Author: Murray Pomerance
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection is devoted to one of the most controversial and accomplished figures in 20th-century American cinema. A veteran of virtually every form of show business, Lewis's performances onscreen  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jerry Lewis; Jerry Lewis; Jerry Lewis; Jerry Lewis
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Pomerance
ISBN: 0814767052 9780814767054 0814767060 9780814767061
OCLC Number: 49805395
Description: xii, 274 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Whatever happened to Jerry Lewis? : "that's Amore..." / Leslie A. Fiedler --
Being Rupert Pupkin / Shawn Levy --
Dreaming of Jerry Lewis's Arizona dream / Andrew Horton --
Jerry Agonistes : an obscure object of critical desire / Marcia Landy --
Flaming creature : Jerry Lewis and screen performance in Hollywood or Bust / Craig Fischer --
Day the clown quit : Jerry Lewis returns to The Jazz Singer's roots / Krin Gabbard --
Sex and slapstick : the Martin and Lewis phenomenom / Frank Krutnik --
Imbecile chic of Jerry Lewis / Mikita Brottman --
Sick jokes : humor and health in the work of Jerry Lewis / Lucy Fischer --
Geisha Boy : orientalizing the Jewish man / David Desser --
Jerry in the city : the topology of The King of Comedy / J. P. Telotte --
Terminal idiocy (the comedian is the message) / Scott Bukatman --
"Inner man" : mind, body, and transformations of masculinity in The Nutty Professor / Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt --
Working hard hardly working : labor and leisure in the films of Jerry Lewis / Dana Polan --
Hello deli! : shtick meets teenpic in The Delicate Delinquent / Barry Keith Grant --
Errant boy : Morty S. Tashman and the powers of the tongue / Murray Pomerance.
Responsibility: edited by Murray Pomerance.
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"A witty, provocative, and necessary re-evaluation of the phenomenon known as Jerry Lewis. I myself have loved and despised Jerry, often both at the same time; I needed this book to tell me why." --- Read more...

 
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