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Resistant Women in Contested Frames

J. E. Smyth

in Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039645
eISBN:
9781626740136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039645.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The book concludes with a production history and analysis of Julia (1977), arguably Zinnemann's most complex “Resistance” film and one of the most important films about women ever made. The chapter ... More


Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America

Alan Ackerman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167122
eISBN:
9780300171808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167122.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In an appearance on The Dick Cavett Showin 1980, the critic Mary McCarthy glibly remarked that every word author Lillian Hellman wrote was a lie, “including ‘and’ and ‘the’.” Hellman immediately ... More


Candide

Howard Pollack

in The Ballad of John Latouche: An American Lyricist's Life and Work

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190458294
eISBN:
9780190458324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190458294.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter represents the most thorough and accurate study to date of Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, including its long, torturous history both before and after its 1956 premiere. It pays special ... More


First-Class Pictures: These Three (1936)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter offers an account of Wyler's first film for Samuel Goldwyn, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's hit play The Children's Hour — now renamed These Three. Changes in title and content were ... More


Regina, I (1946–1949)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0017
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter discusses what has become one of Blitzstein’s best-known works and a staple of American operatic repertoire, Regina, based on Lillian Hellman’s The Little Foxes. Among other topics, the ... More


Julia

Michal Ben-Naftali

in Chronicle of Separation: On Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265794
eISBN:
9780823266944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265794.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers Fred Zinnemann's film Julia (1977), which is based on Pentimento and An Unfinished Woman, two parts of the autobiographical works of the Jewish American playwright Lillian ... More


Bette Davis and the South Redux: The Little Foxes (1941)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the production history of The Little Foxes, Wyler's third collaborations with both Lillian Hellman — the film was based on her play — and with Bette Davis. This pairing of the ... More


Alice Kessler-Harris, A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2012. 439 pp.

Anat Helman

in Jews and Their Foodways

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190265427
eISBN:
9780190461935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190265427.003.0021
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter describes Alice Kessler-Harris’s biography of Lillian Hellman, A Difficult Woman: The Challenging Life and Times of Lillian Hellman. Hellman was an American dramatist and screenwriter ... More


The Street Where They Live: Dead End (1937)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Wyler's filming of Dead End, which was based on the hit play of the same name by Sidney Kingsley. Wyler's conflicts with producer Samuel Goldwyn are discussed — particularly his ... More


Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Howard Pollack

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This is a study of the life and work of one of America’s most brilliant and inspiring composer-dramatists, Marc Blitzstein (1905–1964). A piano student of Alexander Siloti, and composition student of ... More


Final Years, I (1959–1961)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter covers Blitzstein’s induction into the National Institute of Arts and Letters; his 1959 trip to Europe; his final critical writings; his plans to write a musical film adaptation of ... More


Scotch Verdict: The Real-Life Story That Inspired "The Children's Hour"

Lillian Faderman

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231163255
eISBN:
9780231533249
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231163255.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In 1810, a Scottish student named Jane Cumming accused her school mistresses, Jane Pirie and Marianne Woods, of having an affair in the presence of their students. Dame Helen Cumming Gordon, the ... More


Chronicle of Separation: On Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love

Michal Ben-Naftali

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265794
eISBN:
9780823266944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265794.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A unique feminist approach to the legacy of Jacques Derrida, this book provides a series of disparate readings, genres, and themes, offering a powerful reflection of love in—and as—deconstruction. ... More


From Goloopchik (1945) to The Guests (1949)

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter considers Blitzstein’s few years of co-habitation with Bill Hewitt; his continued leftist activities, including his involvement with the American-Soviet Music Society and his support for ... More


Introduction: The Equal Right to Be the Best

J. E. Smyth

in Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Traditional histories of studio-era Hollywood contend that the film industry offered little more than acting and secretarial jobs to women; however, industry trade papers and syndicated press of the ... More


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