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An Adaptable Source: Michener’s Tales of the South Pacific

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter provides biographical information about James A. Michener’s involvement in, and writing about, World War II in the Pacific as well as an analysis of Tales of the South Pacific, the ... More


False Starts: The Disappearance of Bill Harbison and Dinah Culbert

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter is concerned with drafts and sketches involving two principal characters in Tales of the South Pacific that eventually were reduced to bit roles in South Pacific. After discussing the ... More


You’ve Got to Be Carefully Rewritten: The Distillation of Racial Intolerance

Jim Lovensheimer

in South Pacific: Paradise Rewritten

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195377026
eISBN:
9780199864560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377026.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

After a preliminary discussion of race and World War II that draws from historian Micahel Bess’s work on the subject, this chapter demonstrates how Hammerstein repeatedly subdued South Pacific’s ... More


The Reluctant Embrace of American Missionary Imperialism in James Michener’s Hawaii

Albert H. Tricomi

in Missionary Positions: Evangelicalism and Empire in American Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813035451
eISBN:
9780813039640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813035451.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter brings into the limelight James Michener's novel Hawaii. This novel is regarded to be as much a narrative of American triumphalism as it is a narrative of Hawaii's people. Michener tries ... More


The Life and Times

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts struggles to overcome obstacles from being an openly gay reporter as his job at KQED officially comes to an end. Jobless again with no prospects in view, Shilts falls into a hole of drinking ... More


The Sum of Zero

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts and book editor Michael Denneny make controversial decisions about how to get And the Band Played On properly promoted and reviewed. The New York Post’s screaming headline about “Patient Zero” ... More


America’s Japan

Christine M. E. Guth

in Hokusai's Great Wave: Biography of a Global Icon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839598
eISBN:
9780824871550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839598.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the shifting forms and meanings of “Under the Wave off Kanagawa” as Japan came to be recognized as a part of the developed world, but one at some cultural distance from and ... More


Singing Sayonara: Musical Representations of Japan in Postwar Hollywood

W. Anthony Sheppard

in Extreme Exoticism: Japan in the American Musical Imagination

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190072704
eISBN:
9780190072735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190072704.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

Postwar Hollywood films offered the most sustained exposure American audiences have ever had to the Japanese performing arts. Following World War II, Hollywood created a new image of Japan, one that ... More


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