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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


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


“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


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


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


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