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From Mae to Madonna : women entertainers in twentieth-century America

Author: June Sochen
Publisher: Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Entertainers were the first group of successful women to capture the public eye, taking to the stage in vaudeville and film and redefining their place in society. June Sochen introduces the white, African American, and Latina women who danced on Broadway, fell on bananas in silent films, and wisecracked in smoky clubs, as well as the modern icons of today's movies and popular music. Sochen considers such women as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sochen, June.
From Mae to Madonna : Women Entertainers in Twentieth-Century America.
Lexington : The University Press of Kentucky, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: June Sochen
ISBN: 9780813149806 0813149800
OCLC Number: 900344360
Description: 1 online resource (x, 240 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Introduction; 1 Black Women Vaudevillians; 2 Bawdy Women Entertainers; 3 Entertainer as Reformer; 4 Women Movie Stars as Role Models; 5 Child Stars; 6 Minority Women in Popular Culture; 7 Women Comics; 8 Change within Continuity; Epilogue: Where Are We Now?; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.
Responsibility: June Sochen.

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Entertainers were the first group of successful women to capture the public eye, taking to the stage in vaudeville and film and redefining their place in society. June Sochen introduces the white, African American, and Latina women who danced on Broadway, fell on bananas in silent films, and wisecracked in smoky clubs, as well as the modern icons of today's movies and popular music. Sochen considers such women as Mae West, Bette Davis, Shirley Temple, Lucille Ball, and Mary Tyler Moore to discover what show business did for them and what they did for the world of entertainment. She uses the li.

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