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Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Jon Lewis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The history of Hollywood’s postwar transition is framed by two spectacular dead bodies: Elizabeth Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947 and Marilyn ... More


Hollywood Confidential: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Jon Lewis

in Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The gossip industry underwent a fundamental transition after the war, from the gawking clatter of the classical era fan magazines to the gossip columns of Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons and scandal ... More


Hollywood’s Last Lonely Places: The Sad, Short Stories of Barbara Payton and Marilyn Monroe

Jon Lewis

in Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Transition-era Hollywood began with the dead body of Elizabeth Short and ended with two more discarded young women, Barbara Payton and Marilyn Monroe, two more casualties found at the crossroads ... More


Queering the Post-<i>L Word</i> Shane in the “Garden of Eden”: Chinese Fans’ Gossip about Katherine Moennig

Jing Jamie Zhao

in Boys' Love, Cosplay, and Androgynous Idols: Queer Fan Cultures in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9789888390809
eISBN:
9789888390441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390809.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter presents a critical analysis of Chinese fans’ queer gossip discourse surrounding the American actress Katherine Moennig, most famous still for her breakthrough role as a butch lesbian ... More


Cunhas: Situational Kinship and Everyday Authority

Jon Schubert

in Working the System: A Political Ethnography of the New Angola

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713699
eISBN:
9781501709692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713699.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter looks at practices of situative kinship in everyday interactions between citizens and agents of the state, and the ideas of power and hierarchy expressed in these practices. This reveals ... More


Introduction: Life and Letters

Wendy Parkins

in Jane Morris: The Burden of History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641277
eISBN:
9780748684403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641277.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter introduces the material and discursive aspects of life writing that underpin this study. That is, it outlines both the textual archive on which previous accounts of Jane Morris have been ... More


‘The Lady Interviewer and her methods’: Chatter, Celebrity, and Reading Communities

Rebecca Roach

in Women's Periodicals and Print Culture in Britain, 1918-1939: The Interwar Period

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474412537
eISBN:
9781474445054
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474412537.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter traces the figure of the female or ‘Lady Interviewer’ across the interwar period. A target of satire in the media, the Lady Interviewer was regularly conceived as a garrulous, gossiping ... More


Individualism, intrigue and esprit de corps

Christopher Prior

in Exporting empire: Africa, colonial officials and the construction of the British imperial state, c.1900−39

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719083686
eISBN:
9781781704998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083686.003.0003
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter will argue that, in contrast with the usual argument that officials worked effectively alongside one another, bound by fraternal sentiments fostered in large part by the public school ... More


Popular Science Magazines

in Science for All: The Popularization of Science in Early Twentieth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226068633
eISBN:
9780226068664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226068664.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The move from books to magazines takes us into different territory, although there was some overlap between the kind of popular science written for self-education in the two formats. Magazines were ... More


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