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Barbara Nichols teaches viewers about <b>camp</b>. Detail from a promotional bookl...
Published: 01 October 2016
Barbara Nichols teaches viewers about camp. Detail from a promotional booklet for The Gypsy Rose Lee Show . Gypsy Rose Lee Papers, Billy Rose Theatre Division, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, courtesy Erik Preminger. Barbara Nichols teaches viewers about camp. Detail from a More
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Feminist Media Histories (2017) 3 (2): 166–174.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Annie Berke The television adaptation of How to Marry a Millionaire (1957–59) premiered on the NTA Film Network on October 7, 1957, and was described by one reporter as “a frivolous series, by turns amusing and corny.” That the show was, even in its day, notably camp serves as an important...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (2): 43–66.
Published: 01 April 2020
... bang [A Room in the Woods] (Seoul: Minumsa, 1986), 269. For an English translation see Kang Sŏk-yŏng, “Days and Dreams,” in Words of Farewell: Stories by Korean Women Writers , trans. Bruce and Ju-Chan Fulton (Seattle: Seal, 1989), 1–27. 46. Pok Kkŏ-il, Kempŭ Seneka ŭi kiji ch'on [Camp...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (2): 95–119.
Published: 01 April 2020
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Feminist Media Histories (2015) 1 (1): 64–88.
Published: 01 January 2015
...–69), a satire amplifying a purported real-life fad in flat chests, short haircuts, and mod wigs, to restore texture to the everyday landscape of popular entertainment. Approaching camp as a genderqueer practice, the article presents the program as one of many indications of simultaneously queer and...
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Feminist Media Histories (2020) 6 (1): 66–92.
Published: 01 January 2020
... in Leisure Suit Larry 7: Love for Sail [1996]). 49 Recalling the work of John Waters (whose addition of scent to cinema was part of his overall camp aesthetic), Leather Goddesses of Phobos was decidedly over-the-top in a grand camp tradition as well. At the same time, Leather Goddesses of...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (3): 9–35.
Published: 01 July 2019
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (2): 111–147.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (2): 148–180.
Published: 01 April 2019
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (2): 1–18.
Published: 01 April 2019
... New York–based sexploitation production in the 1960s. 1 Beginning with a copious string of nudist-camp romance films in the early 1960s, Wishman steadily proceeded to make sex melodramas with the quotients of nudity that sexploitation's box-office formula required, yet infused them with her own...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (2): 49–82.
Published: 01 April 2019
... films tagged as soft porn in general, such that theaters that screened Shakeela films were collectively titled the “Shakeela camp.” 55 One field representative who had been sent to the “Shakeela camp” remembers how theater owners would confront him to confirm whether the film print had the real or...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 January 2019
... experience labor reform on the brink of graduating from Beijing Film Academy. She decided to marry a man with a proletarian family history in order to get out of the labor camp. 15. “A Retrospective Symposium on Women Directors in New China” was held in Beijing in May 1986. This was the first symposium...
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Feminist Media Histories (2019) 5 (1): 63–94.
Published: 01 January 2019
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Feminist Media Histories (2018) 4 (4): 33–56.
Published: 01 October 2018
... BTF was female: chief librarian Elizabeth Wallis. This was a highly responsible position requiring specialist knowledge and expertise to meet the demands of the increasingly diverse audience for sponsored films, which included “motoring clubs … Women's Institutes …; holiday camps, [and] ships at sea...
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Feminist Media Histories (2018) 4 (2): 185–190.
Published: 01 April 2018
... Pleasures: Feminist Camp from Mae West to Madonna (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996). 14. Emily Carman, Independent Stardom: Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016). 15. Mia Mask, Divas on Screen: Black Women in American Film (Urbana...
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Feminist Media Histories (2018) 4 (2): 167–172.
Published: 01 April 2018
... similar ways, especially when they examine texts from the cultural dustbin, seeing evidence of transcendence even in the mundane. I have always connected the wide, varied body of work on queer reading practices (for instance camp or “reading against the grain”) to this feminist scholarship insofar as it...
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Feminist Media Histories (2018) 4 (2): 31–37.
Published: 01 April 2018
... the excesses that are produced when people highlight women's production of femininity through such processes as cosmetic applications and attempt to stabilize related societal norms. Men's masculine masquerades are less frequently considered, especially outside of gay camp performances, because...
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Feminist Media Histories (2018) 4 (2): 44–50.
Published: 01 April 2018
...) focuses on the intertextual figuration and camp reappropriations of Mae West's intermedial body of work. 10 Curry attends to the language and effects of PCA interventions and to the operations of race in West's films, examining both the conversion of interracial desire into interracial musical...
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Feminist Media Histories (2017) 3 (2): 36–56.
Published: 01 April 2017
... cartoon of Meena wrestling with Begum Para, with director Shorey issuing instructions from ringside. 42 An unexceptional trope of humor, there are plenty of instances of cross-dressing, camp, and erotic polysemy in films featuring Meena, consistent with the association of the unruly woman with sexual...
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Feminist Media Histories (2017) 3 (2): 15–35.
Published: 01 April 2017
... comedic performance, and the role of camp in these women's bawdy humor that underscores the queer dynamics of their sexual desire. 19. By Web 2.0, I mean the transition from a state of user passivity on the Internet associated with static sites to a more interactive browsing experience fueled by user...