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The face that launched a thousand lawsuits : the American women who forged a right to privacy

Author: Jessica Lake
Publisher: New Haven ; London : Yale University Press, [2016] ©2016
Series: Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
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"In this book I offer a new history of the evolution of privacy law in the United States that places the legal activism of individual women front and center, women such as the feisty Abigail Roberson, Coney Island high diver Mabel Colyer, the private detective Grace Humiston, Kansas housewife Stella Kunz, Broadway star Gladys Loftus, African American dancer Pauline Myers, and California society matron Gabrielle  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Lake
ISBN: 9780300214222 0300214227
OCLC Number: 958861454
Notes: Previously issued as author's doctoral dissertation, University of Melbourne --Acknowledgments.
Description: xiii, 306 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Setting the scene : proliferating pictures and the advent of photography and cinema --
"Has a beautiful girl the right to her own face?" : privacy, propriety, and property --
Medical men and peeping toms : spectacles of monstrosity and the camera's corporeal violations --
Privacy, the celluloid city, and the cinematic eye --
Privacy for profit and a right of publicity --
Hollywood heroes and shameful hookers : privacy moves West.
Series Title: Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
Responsibility: Jessica Lake.

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