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Incongruous entertainment : camp, cultural value, and the MGM musical

Author: Steven Cohan
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at the camp cult appeal of MGM musicals of the 1940s and 50s to gay men today, along with an historical analysis of the films' production histories

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cohan, Steven.
Incongruous entertainment.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)741525878
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Cohan
ISBN: 0822335573 9780822335573 0822335956 9780822335955
OCLC Number: 58546897
Description: viii, 368 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Improbable stuff: camp and the MGM house style. --
The lady is a camp: glamour, star turns, and the boys in the chorus. --
Dancing with balls: sissies, sailors, and the camp masculinity of Gene Kelly. --
What a glorious classic: Singin' in the Rain and mass-camp recycling. --
Hollywood's most precious jewels: the MGM musical's return as a camp commodity. --
Judy on the net: Garland, camp, and contemporary fandom.
Responsibility: Steven Cohan.

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