Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-20 of 21 items

  • Keywords: entertainers x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

The World of Her Family

Charlotte Greenspan

in Pick Yourself Up: Dorothy Fields and the American Musical

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195111101
eISBN:
9780199865703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195111101.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter focuses on the family life of Dorothy Fields. Dorothy Fields was born on July 15, 1904, in Allenhurst, New Jersey, in a residence the Fields family was renting for the summer. When ... More


Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Andrew L. Erdman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449703
eISBN:
9780801465727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In her day, Eva Tanguay (1879–1947) was one of the most famous women in America. She established herself as a vaudeville and musical comedy star in 1901 and at the height of a long career, that ... More


Intellectuals, Artists, and Entertainers

Julian Jackson

in France: The Dark Years, 1940–1944

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207061
eISBN:
9780191677465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207061.003.0014
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on the responses of artists and intellectuals to the Vichy regime. The prestige attaching to intellectuals in France invested ... More


Actors and Patrons

Wenqing Kang

in Obsession: Male Same-Sex Relations in China, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099807
eISBN:
9789882207233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099807.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The announcement released by the Central Police Office of the Beijing Outer City on April 20, 1912, signified a shift in the meaning of male same-sex relations between Peking Opera actors and ... More


Gender and Entertainment at the Song Court

Beverly Bossler

in Servants of the Dynasty: Palace Women in World History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254435
eISBN:
9780520941519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254435.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

The extraordinary story of Emperor Zhenzong and Empress Liu reveals much about the interaction of gender, pleasure, and power at the Chinese court. Although Empress Liu was unusually successful in ... More


Celebrity and image rights

Richard Haynes

in Media Rights and Intellectual Property

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618804
eISBN:
9780748670994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618804.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Image rights refer to the commercial use of someone's image, voice, likeness, name or signature. They have become a common trait of the contemporary media economy and are strongly protected and ... More


“There's a difference and Astaire is it”

Todd Decker

in Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268883
eISBN:
9780520950061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268883.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

Fred Astaire's path as dancer, singer, movie star, and icon is incomparable. Still, comparisons need to be made, if only to understand exactly how Astaire managed to carve out and sustain a uniquely ... More


Luxuries of the Bath

Garth Fowden

in Qusayr 'Amra: Art and the Umayyad Elite in Late Antique Syria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520236653
eISBN:
9780520929609
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520236653.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Quṣayr 'Amra makes relatively little use of gypsum. The use that was made of all the buildings depended, primarily, on their water supply. Since Quṣayr 'Amra lacks the large reservoirs that are so ... More


Intimate Currencies: Love, Romance, and Sex “without Hang-ups”

Alexia Bloch

in Sex, Love, and Migration: Postsocialism, Modernity, and Intimacy from Istanbul to the Arctic

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713149
eISBN:
9781501709418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713149.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Drawing on interviews and participant observation with 15 entertainers in Istanbul, this chapter shows how younger women migrants disavow discourses that would frame them as “victims” of ... More


Erotic Triangles: Sundanese Dance and Masculinity in West Java

Henry Spiller

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226769585
eISBN:
9780226769608
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769608.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

In West Java, Indonesia, all it takes is a woman's voice and a drum beat to make a man get up and dance. Every day, men there—be they students, pedicab drivers, civil servants, or businessmen—breach ... More


Blurring Boundaries between Traditional and Commercial

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

By the late 1870s the jubilee marketplace was in full swing, and the term jubilee singer had become so diluted as to be essentially meaningless. All manner of jubilee singers represented themselves ... More


Lessons and Legacies

Sandra Jean Graham

in Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041631
eISBN:
9780252050305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041631.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

The earliest literary recognitions of black music set up an artificial dichotomy between “white” and “black” traditions, suggesting for each of these two categories an essence and a stability that ... More


Early twentieth-century light and popular music

Stephen Cottrell

in The Saxophone

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300100419
eISBN:
9780300190953
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300100419.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter explores the musical genres in which the saxophone emerged and established its presence. At the turn of the twentieth century, the saxophone was adopted in several popular genres that ... More


A Child’s Viewpoint and Layers of Narration

Sonja Arntzen and Itō Moriyuki

in The Sarashina Diary: A Woman's Life in Eleventh-Century Japan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231167185
eISBN:
9780231537452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231167185.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks takes the child's viewpoint in the Sarashina Diary in relation to the text's narration. It first considers the three layers of narration in the Sarashina Diary: Sugawara no Takasue ... More


Squeezebox Rock: The Rise and Fall of the Accordion in American Popular Culture

Marion Jacobson

in Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036750
eISBN:
9780252093852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036750.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter pays tribute to the instrument's ethnic American roots. It discusses the accordion's ongoing importance in particular regions of the country—particularly the Upper Midwest—and in several ... More


Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Ediberto Román and Michael A. Olivas

in Those Damned Immigrants: America's Hysteria over Undocumented Immigration

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814776575
eISBN:
9780814776582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814776575.003.0002
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter examines the dominant narrative, which is largely negative, concerning undocumented immigration in America. In particular, it considers the claims that illegal immigrants are part of a ... More


Our Humble Author

Jeffrey Knapp

in Shakespeare Only

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226445717
eISBN:
9780226445731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226445731.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter, which examines Shakespeare's career as a mass entertainer from the literary perspective of his sonnets, begins by examining Shakespeare's quite different contemporary reputation as a ... More


Do All we could to Get What we Felt Belonged to us by the Laws of Nature: Selling Real Negro Melodies and Marketing Authentic Black Rhythms

David Gilbert

in The Product of Our Souls: Ragtime, Race, and the Birth of the Manhattan Musical Marketplace

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469622699
eISBN:
9781469622712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622699.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores how, by embracing and selling racial difference, black musicians were able to become leading cultural innovators, symbols of modern black representation, and central players in ... More


Captive Chimpanzees

Stephen R. Ross

in The Ethics of Captivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199977994
eISBN:
9780199375172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199977994.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, General

Chimpanzees have lived as captive animals in the United States for over a century and today exist in a wide variety of circumstances including zoos, roadside attractions, circuses, sanctuaries, ... More


Black Misrepresentation in Nineteenth-Century Sheet Music Illustration

Stephanie Dunson

in Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834626
eISBN:
9781469602967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878026_brundage.6
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that we must initially turn our attention back to the antebellum decades that saw the rise of the blackface minstrel tradition—when white men in black facepaint entertained ... More


View: