A Great Big Girl Like Me

Author by : Victoria Sturtevant
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Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
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Description : In the first book-length study of Marie Dressler, MGM's most profitable movie star in the early 1930s, Victoria Sturtevant analyzes Dressler's use of her body to challenge Hollywood's standards for leading ladies. At five feet seven inches tall and two hundred pounds, Dressler often played ugly ducklings, old maids, doting mothers, and imperious dowagers. However, her body, her fearless physicality, and her athletic slapstick routines commanded the screen. Sturtevant interprets the meanings of Dressler's body by looking at her vaudeville career, her transgressive representation of an "unruly" yet sexual body in Emma and Christopher Bean, ideas of the body politic in the films Politics and Prosperity, and Dressler as a mythic body in Min and Bill and Tugboat Annie.


Good Housekeeping

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Hysterical

Author by : Linda Mizejewski
Languange : un
Publisher by : University of Texas Press
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Description : Amy Schumer, Samantha Bee, Mindy Kaling, Melissa McCarthy, Tig Notaro, Leslie Jones, and a host of hilarious peers are killing it nightly on American stages and screens large and small, smashing the tired stereotype that women aren't funny. But today's funny women aren't a new phenomenon—they have generations of hysterically funny foremothers. Fay Tincher's daredevil stunts, Mae West's linebacker walk, Lucille Ball's manic slapstick, Carol Burnett's athletic pratfalls, Ellen DeGeneres's tomboy pranks, Whoopi Goldberg's sly twinkle, and Tina Fey's acerbic wit all paved the way for contemporary unruly women, whose comedy upends the norms and ideals of women's bodies and behaviors. Hysterical! Women in American Comedy delivers a lively survey of women comics from the stars of the silent cinema up through the multimedia presences of Tina Fey and Lena Dunham. This anthology of original essays includes contributions by the field's leading authorities, introducing a new framework for women's comedy that analyzes the implications of hysterical laughter and hysterically funny performances. Expanding on previous studies of comedians such as Mae West, Moms Mabley, and Margaret Cho, and offering the first scholarly work on comedy pioneers Mabel Normand, Fay Tincher, and Carol Burnett, the contributors explore such topics as racial/ethnic/sexual identity, celebrity, stardom, censorship, auteurism, cuteness, and postfeminism across multiple media. Situated within the main currents of gender and queer studies, as well as American studies and feminist media scholarship, Hysterical! masterfully demonstrates that hysteria—women acting out and acting up—is a provocative, empowering model for women's comedy.


The Dollar Gold Piece

Author by : Virginia Swain
Languange : en
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Trustable And Preshus Friends

Author by : Jane Douglass
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P
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Lydia Mendoza

Author by : Lydia Mendoza
Languange : en
Publisher by : Arte Publico Press
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The Great Song Thesaurus

Author by : Roger Lax
Languange : en
Publisher by : New York : Oxford University Press
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Description : Lists more than ten thousand popular songs from 1558 to the present, including award winning songs, commercial jingles, and scores from Broadway, radio, television, and the movies


Farm Journal

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Grade Teacher

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Childhood In Poetry

Author by : John MacKay Shaw
Languange : en
Publisher by : Detroit : Gale Research Company
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Your Loving Daughter

Author by : Harriet Austin
Languange : en
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Shulamis

Author by : Shulamis Yelin
Languange : en
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The Dark Dancer

Author by : Balachandra Rajan
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greenwood
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Description : "This novel of modern India centers around national and personal conflicts in its story of V. S. Krishnan, a Brahmin, who, returned after ten years of schooling in England, finds that his country's strife over partition and the English evacuation is reflected in his own struggle to find a meaning and a definition of his life. His career arranged, his marriage predetermined, he escapes disgrace in a civil demonstration and settles into his government service post. Although Kamala is the perfect Hindu wife, personifying non-violence in which resignation can be translated into resistance, when Cynthia Bainbridge turns up their friendship, begun in England, becomes a passionate affair but it is ended when Krishna realizes that his religion is no longer open to him. Joining Kamala in riot-torn Shantihpur, he is confronted by the vicious hatred of the Moulems and the threat of cholera and is the witness of Kamala's murder when she attempts to protect a Moslem girl. After the traditional rites of her burial, he returns to Delhi and Government Service knowing that Kamala's final profession of faith has effected a change in him even if it has gone for nothing in larger terms. The parallel struggles of individual and state for freedom, the symbols, fundamentals, rituals and practices of different Indian groups, are overlaid with heavy textured prose that is exhaustive in its exploration of contemporary Indian thinking."--Kirkus.


Mccall S

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The Sunset

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Publications Of The State Of Illinois

Author by : Illinois. Office of Secretary of State
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The Advocate

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Her Face In The Mirror

Author by : Faye Moskowitz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Boston : Beacon Press
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Description : Essays, poems, and stories examine the relationships between Jewish women and their mothers and daughters, and include writings by Judith Viorst, Maxine Kumin, Grace Paley, Marilyn Hacker, and Tillie Olsen


Pearson S Magazine

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The Immigrant Years

Author by : Barry Broadfoot
Languange : en
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Arms And The Girl

Author by : Gulielma Fell Alsop
Languange : en
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Memories Of A Tatar Childhood

Author by : Gi︠u︡zelʹ Amalʹrik
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vintage
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Bronx Primitive

Author by : Kate Simon
Languange : en
Publisher by : Viking Adult
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Description : "As an account of growing up female, it is a fit companion piece to Mary McCarthy's classic Memoirs of a Catholic Girlhood."-Le Anne Schreiber, The New York Times.


Girls In Love

Author by : Jacqueline Wilson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Corgi Books
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Description : The first book in a trilogy - A humourous book that looks at life in Year Nine for three teenage girls.


Catalog Of Copyright Entries

Author by : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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Motion Picture

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Reckless Driver

Author by : Lisa Vice
Languange : en
Publisher by : Vintage
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Free China Review

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