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Author McGee, Kristin A.

Title Some liked it hot [electronic resource] : jazz women in film and television, 1928-1959 / Kristin A. McGee.

Imprint Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe ProQuest E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description xv, 316 p. : ill.
Series Music/culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Jazz culture and all-girls films. The feminization of mass culture and the novelty of all-girl bands -- The Ingenues and the Harlem Playgirls -- All-girl bands and sound films in the swing era. Phil Spitalny's Musical Queens -- The "blonde bombshell of swing": Ina Ray Hutton and her Melodears -- Soundies and features during the 1940s. Swinging the classics: Hazel Scott and Hollywood's musical-racial matrix -- Pinups, patriotism, and feminized genres -- Swing-centered films and the hour of charm -- The International Sweethearts of Rhythm and independent black sound film -- Variety television and the 1950s. Television, vaudeo, and female musical hosts -- Variety television revives all-girl bands -- Television's musical guests: Hazel Scott, Peggy Lee, and Lena Horne -- Conclusion : the jazz canon (representations and gendered absences).
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Women jazz musicians in motion pictures.
Big bands in motion pictures.
Jazz in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Television broadcasting of music.
Variety shows (Television programs) -- United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author ProQuest (Firm)
ISBN 9780819569073 (cloth : alk. paper)
0819569070 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780819569080 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0819569089 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780819569677 (e-book)

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