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The Blonde Who Knew Too Much: The Whiteness of Doris Day

Philip M. Gentry

in What Will I Be: American Music and Cold War Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190299590
eISBN:
9780190299620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190299590.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

Doris Day was one of the most iconic members of the postwar generation of “girl singers,” such as Rosemary Clooney and Patti Page, who dominated the pop music charts. The chapter traces how her ... More


There must be a boy! Doris Day and Rock Hudson

Kathrina Glitre

in Hollywood Romantic Comedy: States of the Union, 1934-65

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719070785
eISBN:
9781781700990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719070785.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the films of Doris Day and Rock Hudson and their roles' social construction of normative gender and sexuality. The chapter is centrally concerned with the formation of the ... More


Vanished Dreams

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0028
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

After purchasing various film properties that went nowhere, Curtiz decided to produce a Technicolor musical, Romance on the High Seas. Flummoxed in his attempt to cast stars, including Judy Garland, ... More


A Virgin and a Housewife

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the production of two Joseph Pasternak comedies: Ask Any Girl (1959) and Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960).Walters’ professional relationships with stars Shirley MacLaine ... More


“What Elephant?”

Brent Phillips

in Charles Walters: The Director Who Made Hollywood Dance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813147215
eISBN:
9780813151502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813147215.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the return of the large-scale film musical at M-G-M and the production of Billy Rose’s Jumbo (1962). It looks at that property’s history on Broadway and years of development at ... More


The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0029
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The remake of Hitchcock’s 1934 film retained the title and certain key elements of the original, in which the child of a vacationing couple is kidnapped, including the climactic assassination attempt ... More


Dial M for Murder, Rear Window, To Catch a Thief, The Trouble with Harry, The Man Who Knew Too Much

Dan Callahan

in The Camera Lies: Acting for Hitchcock

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780197515327
eISBN:
9780197515358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197515327.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In three films, Hitchcock drew out and glorified the young blonde Grace Kelly. In Dial M for Murder (1954), the Master put her through an ordeal and began to get her to relax on camera, and then in ... More


What Will I Be: American Music and Cold War Identity

Philip M. Gentry

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190299590
eISBN:
9780190299620
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190299590.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

In the wake of World War II, the cultural life of the United States underwent a massive transformation. Central to the era was the rise of the concept of identity, and with it a reformulation of the ... More


People From Jolson to Justin in Eighty-Five Years

Richard Barrios

in Dangerous Rhythm: Why Movie Musicals Matter

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199973842
eISBN:
9780199370115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973842.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular

The chapter starts with an examination of the performers in musical films—the successes, surprises, and failures. It considers this from the ego of Al Jolson to the generous partnering of Fred ... More


Chapter 27

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

By the time Cary Grant and Betsy Drake announced their separation in 1958, Grant had followed Drake’s lead by embarking on an intensive form of psychotherapy using the hallucinogenic drug LSD. In ... More


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