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Stellar Magnetism

Leon Mestel

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198526728
eISBN:
9780191707049
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198526728.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Most stars appear to show some degree of magnetic activity. For example, the varying magnetic field of the Sun shows up in the familiar sun-spot cycle. Similar behaviour is observationally inferred ... More


Is Dance a Man's Sport Too?: The Performance of Athletic‐Coded Masculinity on the Concert Dance Stage *

Maura Keefe

in When Men Dance: Choreographing Masculinities Across Borders

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195386691
eISBN:
9780199863600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195386691.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance

Maura Keefe argues that choreographers in the United States have very often drawn inspiration and themes from the world of sports, leaning especially on the image of the male athlete as a key iconic ... More


Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Jon Lewis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The history of Hollywood’s postwar transition is framed by two spectacular dead bodies: Elizabeth Short, AKA the Black Dahlia, found dumped and posed in a vacant lot in January 1947 and Marilyn ... More


The Fantasy Dies The Reagan Years

Dee Garrison

in Bracing for Armageddon: Why Civil Defense Never Worked

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195183191
eISBN:
9780199788804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183191.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter analyzes the second period of civil defense hype, which peaked in President Reagan's first term when he announced his seven-year, $4.2 billion plan for an expanded urban evacuation ... More


‘All think what other people think’: George O'Brien's Tenure, 1925–1926

Lauren Arrington

in W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State: Adding the Half-pence to the Pence

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199590575
eISBN:
9780191595523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590575.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Drama, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

As a result of the subsidy, the government placed a representative on the Abbey's board of directors. This chapter analyses the brief tenure of the first government‐appointed director, George ... More


Ballet Alicia Alonso

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Dance

Laura Rayneri is challenged by conservatives in Pro-Arte, and Alicia, Fernando, and Alberto launch Ballet Alicia Alonso helped by loans of sets and costumes and with a rich repertoire garnered from ... More


Donald Saddler

Toba Singer

in Fernando Alonso: The Father of Cuban Ballet

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813044026
eISBN:
9780813046259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044026.003.0034
Subject:
Music, Dance

Among the first dancers Fernando Alonso befriended in New York, Saddler was close to both Alicia and Fernando and danced with them on Broadway, as well as at Ballet Theatre. He offers his ... More


World War II and the Advancement of Black Baseball

Rebecca T. Alpert

in Out of Left Field: Jews and Black Baseball

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399004
eISBN:
9780199897360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399004.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter follows Ed Gottlieb, Syd Pollock, and Abe Saperstein as they extended their power when the Negro Leagues became a lucrative business immediately before and during World War II. Gottlieb ... More


Opening Riff: Jelly Roll Morton's Stars and Stripes

Charles B. Hersch

in Subversive Sounds: Race and the Birth of Jazz in New Orleans

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226328676
eISBN:
9780226328690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226328690.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Recalling his youth in early-twentieth-century New Orleans, Ferdinand Lamothe sits down at the piano to play that most American of marches, John Philip Sousa's “The Stars and Stripes Forever.” ... More


Fictions 1979–1987: Adopting Modernism

Jessica Yeung

in Ink Dances in Limbo: Gao Xingjian's Writing as Cultural Translation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099210
eISBN:
9789882207042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099210.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Before Gao Xingjian left China in 1987, eighteen of his short stories were published. Like his essays on modernism, these stories show a similar transition from a relatively conservative to a more ... More


Acting

Ronny Regev

in Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469636504
eISBN:
9781469636771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The fourth chapter exposes the experience of screen players and particularly of movie stars. It shows how famous actors such as Clark Gable, Katherine Hepburn, and Joan Crawford were subjected to two ... More


YouTube as archive: fans, gender and Mexican film stars online

Niamh Thornton

in Revisiting Star Studies: Cultures, Themes and Methods

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474404310
eISBN:
9781474434850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474404310.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter proposes that YouTube should be understood as a digital archive with its own developing aesthetic forms where fans act as attentive and specialist curators of a star text. Through an ... More


Sid Catlett (1910–1951)

Sid Catlett

in Drumminʼ Men: The Heartbeat of Jazz The Swing Years

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195157628
eISBN:
9780199849468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157628.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Sid Catlett is one of the drummers who erased the line between the then and now. From the 1920s until his passing in 1951, he had the capacity to be consistently interesting and creative in small ... More


The formative years

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter charts the topography of the British film industry in the 1920s, when Anthony Asquith began his film career. Asquith entered the film industry in the mid-1920s, towards the end of the ... More


Mills at War, 1940–45: The nation incarnate?

Gill Plain

in John Mills and British Cinema: Masculinity, Identity and Nation

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621071
eISBN:
9780748651092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621071.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Who or what is the soldier hero of World War II? One of the characteristic devices of British cinema in this period was an attempt to foster a democratic spirit. The hero became not only Everyman but ... More


Letty and Abigail Pogrebin, Mother and Daughter: “You are a Woman” Meant “You do the Dishes”

Arthur J. Magida

in Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes the experience of Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Abigail Pogrebin, mother and daughter, while accepting Judaism and passing through the phase of their bat mitzvahs. Letty—pioneering ... More


Hidden by Cornfields

Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett

in Punks in Peoria: Making a Scene in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043802
eISBN:
9780252052705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043802.003.0016
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter examines a new generation of Peoria punks, notably including those who would later find worldwide success in the bands Planes Mistaken For Stars and Minsk. The chapter covers the golden ... More


Peoria Heights … and Lows

Jonathan Wright and Dawson Barrett

in Punks in Peoria: Making a Scene in the American Heartland

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043802
eISBN:
9780252052705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043802.003.0018
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter looks at the Peoria music scene following the success of Peoria-to-Denver transplants Planes Mistaken For Stars, who routinely toured the US and Europe with bands like Hot Water Music, ... More


“Come On, Let’s Get into Character”: Acting and Theatricality

David Roche

in Quentin Tarantino: Poetics and Politics of Cinematic Metafiction

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819161
eISBN:
9781496819208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819161.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It explores some of the key anti-illusionist strategies deployed in the films: those that endow the films with theatricality through staging and performance. More than just an arsenal of reflexive ... More


Introduction

Maureen Sabine

in Veiled Desires: Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251650
eISBN:
9780823253043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251650.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book challenges the stereotypes that have trivialized and sentimentalized the cinematic nun by examining how iconic movie stars injected a complicated history of desire into their film ... More


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