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“What Are You Laughing at, Mary?”: Mary Livingstone’s Comic Voice

Kathryn H. Fuller-Seeley

in Jack Benny and the Golden Age of American Radio Comedy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520295049
eISBN:
9780520967946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520295049.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Radio

Reluctant, young Sadye Marks becomes drawn into vaudeville and radio performance through marriage to Jack Benny. The character created for her by Harry Conn, Mary Livingstone, becomes a popular and ... More


Chapter 8

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/9780190053130.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter considers the burgeoning relationship between Cary Grant and the actress Virginia Cherrill, who would become his first wife. It explains Cherrill’s background, her prominent role in ... More


Introduction: Queer Slumming

Scott Herring

in Queering the Underworld: Slumming, Literature, and the Undoing of Lesbian and Gay History

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226327907
eISBN:
9780226327921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226327921.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through her slumming, like so many others both past and present, Mae West contributes to the ever-increasing visibility of the group identity of homosexuals in the United States as her controversial ... More


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Eve Golden

in Jayne Mansfield: The Girl Couldn't Help It

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813180953
eISBN:
9780813180960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813180953.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

While on Broadway in early 1956, Jayne meets the love of her life, strongman Mickey Hargitay, then performing with Mae West. Jayne feuds with West, makes several TV appearances, and begins her career ... More


The Old-Fashioned Things Must Go: Musical Comedies

Ellen M. Peck

in Sweet Mystery: The Musical Works of Rida Johnson Young

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190873585
eISBN:
9780190873615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190873585.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter examines two musical comedies by Young: Lady Luxury and Sometime. Both shows demonstrate the hallmarks of musical comedy: they take place in the present, use common slang and topical ... More


Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Mark Glancy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Archie Leach was a poorly educated, working-class boy from a troubled family living in the backstreets of Bristol. Cary Grant was Hollywood’s most debonair film star—the embodiment of worldly ... More


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