Girls will be boys cross-dressed women, lesbians, and American cinema, 1908-1934 (Book, 2016) [WorldCat.org]
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Girls will be boys cross-dressed women, lesbians, and American cinema, 1908-1934

Author: Laura Horak
Publisher: New Brunswick ; New Jersey ; London Rutgers University Press [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines a rich history of gender-bending film roles, enabling readers to appreciate the wide array of masculinities that these actresses performed - from sentimental boyhood to rugged virility to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Horak
ISBN: 9780813574820 081357482X 9780813574837 0813574838 9780813574844 0813574846 9780813574851 0813574854
OCLC Number: 950611353
Notes: Literaturverzeichnis: Seite 281-291
Description: xii, 311 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: IntroductionPart 1. Cross-dressed women as American ideals (1908-1921) --
Moving picture uplift and the female boy --
Cowboy girls, girl spies, and the homoerotic frontier --
Intermezzo codes of deviance (1892-1914) --
Cultural hierarchy and the detection of sexual deviance in a Florida enchantment (1894 and 1914) --
Part 2. The emergence of lesbian legibility (1921-1934) --
Enter the lesbian: cosmopolitanism, trousers, and lesbians in the 1920s --
The lesbian vogue and backlash against cross-dressed women in the 1930s --
Conclusion --
Appendix: U.S. films featuring cross-dressed women, 1895-1934.
Responsibility: Laura Horak

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Fascinating and timely ... As the lesbian subject is being normalised in Hollywood and far beyond, this study of cross-dressing's early filmic transition from heterosexual ideal to queer deviance is Read more...

 
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