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Author: Jill Watts
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Why don't you come up and see me sometime?" Mae West invited and promptly captured the imagination of generations. Even today, years after her death, the actress and author is still regarded as the pop archetype of sexual wantonness and ribald humor. But who was this saucy starlet, a woman who was controversial enough to be jailed, pursued by film censors and banned from the airwaves for the revolutionary content  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Watts, Jill, 1958-
Mae West.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001
(DLC) 00023182
(OCoLC)43445537
Named Person: Mae West; Mae West; Mae West
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill Watts
ISBN: 9780198026518 019802651X
OCLC Number: 316719694
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: They were too smart --
The way she does it --
Shimadonna --
Speaking of the influence of the jook --
You can be had --
The subject of the dream --
Good night to the dichotomies --
If you can't go straight, you've got to go around --
Naturally I disagree --
Bring me Rabelais --
A glittering facsimile --
I had them all --
I wrote the story myself --
Really a prologue.
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"This book is engagingly written. Watts's research is prodigious and she writes with acuity and verve."--The Times of London"An incisive and vivid portrait that focuses on the enormous influence Read more...

 
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