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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


The Ekphrasis of Iconic Photographs

Andrew D. Miller

in Poetry, Photography, Ekphrasis: Lyrical Representations of Photographs from the 19th Century to the Present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781781381908
eISBN:
9781781382356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381908.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

The chapter discusses the aspects of ekphrases of iconic (world famous) photographs. Using Arnold Van Gennep’s study into the rites of passage, it describes this sort of ekphrasis as one that entails ... More


Niagara: Colored Marilyns

Robert Miklitsch

in The Red and the Black: American Film Noir in the 1950s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040689
eISBN:
9780252099120
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040689.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Niagara (1953) is in many ways the definitive 1950s color noir. One reason is Marilyn Monroe, whose exorbitant sexuality can be read either as yet another instance of the femme fatale or the ... 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.


Saints’ Cults and Celebrity: The Medieval Legacy

James Robinson

in The Middle Ages in the Modern World: Twenty-first century perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780197266144
eISBN:
9780191860027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266144.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter is based on Robinson’s experience as a curator of medieval material culture. It relates especially to his interest in relic veneration that culminated in the 2011 Treasures of Heaven ... More


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


Andrew O’Hagan

Daniel Lea

in Twenty-First-Century Fiction: Contemporary British Voices

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719081491
eISBN:
9781526121097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719081491.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the writing of Andrew O’Hagan from his non-fictional beginnings in the late-1990s to his most recent published novel – The Illuminations (2015). The chapter follows the same ... More


Happy Birthday, Mr. President

David Haven Blake

in Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278182
eISBN:
9780190278212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278182.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Liking Ike closes with another presidential birthday celebration, John F. Kennedy’s 1962 fundraiser at Madison Square Garden. The event is largely remembered for Marilyn Monroe’s show-stopping ... More


Jack Cole and Theatrical Jazz Dance

Teal Darkenwald

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

Jack Cole is credited as the father of theatrical jazz dance. His career spanned from the 1920s through the 1950s and he developed a specific method of training theatrical jazz dancers in a style ... More


Introduction

Anthony Slide

in "It's the Pictures That Got Small": Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's Golden Age

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167086
eISBN:
9780231538220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167086.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a collection of Charles Brackett's unpublished diaries, written between 1932 and 1949, and aims to reestablish his reputation as a Hollywood screenwriter, not to mention producer, of ... More


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