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Blondes Have More Fun: Anita Loos and the Language of Silent Cinema

Laura Frost

in The Problem with Pleasure: Modernism and Its Discontents

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152723
eISBN:
9780231526463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152723.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter offers a reading of Anita Loos's 1925 novel Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with particular emphasis on its creation of a distinct style that incorporates the kinds of linguistic projects ... More


Marilyn Monroe

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0030
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter briefly addresses Hawks’ experience working with Marilyn Monroe. He mentions her impact on camera despite her lack of confidence in her acting abilities, and talks about her later work.


Music

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0031
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks discusses the challenges of incorporating music into his pictures. He talks about working with several composers over the course of his career, his fondness for jazz, and his choice to cast ... More


Hawks on Hawks

Joseph McBride

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Howard Hawks (1896–1977) is the most versatile of all the great American directors, having worked with equal ease and brilliance in screwball comedies, Westerns, gangster movies, musicals, and ... More


De Mille’s Broadway Decline and Her Activist Legacy

Kara Anne Gardner

in Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199733682
eISBN:
9780190246082
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199733682.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

The concluding chapter discusses de Mille’s Broadway career after the 1940s. Although she continued to work on Broadway through 1969, her work never again achieved the level of success she attained ... More


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