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Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music

Vincent L. Stephens

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042805
eISBN:
9780252051661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042805.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular

Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathias Queered Pop Music examines the way four popular male musicians who emerged in the 1950s, Johnnie Ray, Little Richard, ... More


Visibly Hidden: Postwar Disorientation, Queer Community, and Queer Ambivalence

Vincent L. Stephens

in Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042805
eISBN:
9780252051661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042805.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter illuminates how Johnnie Ray, Little Richard, Johnny Mathis, and Liberace achieved mainstream commercial success by discussing the dynamic gender norms of the postwar era. Drawing on Wini ... More


Favorinus

Leofranc Holford-Strevens

in Aulus Gellius: An Antonine Scholar and his Achievement

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199263196
eISBN:
9780191718878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263196.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter discusses the philosopher and sophist Favorinus, a self-made Hellene famous for his eloquence, erudition, and sexual ambiguity, of whom Gellius was a devoted pupil and admirer. The ... More


Conclusion

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter wraps up the discussion with several conclusions on the film's lasting value and influences. The book begins by suggesting that A Touch of Zen is a subversive work because of its ... More


Introduction

Stephen Teo

in King Hu's A Touch of Zen

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622098152
eISBN:
9789882207110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622098152.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A Touch of Zen is one of the essential films of the Chinese-language cinema. It achieved a “double first”: it was the first Chinese-language film to win an award at the Cannes Film Festival, in 1975, ... More


Desiring Statues1 and Ambiguous Sexualities in Jacob’s Room

Vara Neverow

in Interdisciplinary/Multidisciplinary Woolf

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780989082624
eISBN:
9781781384961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780989082624.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines Virginia Woolf's allusions to sculpture and Greco-Roman figures that link death and desire, as well as desirability in Jacob's Room, through monuments of absence created and ... More


Dirty Stars: Jayne Mansfield and Kenneth Anger

David E. James

in Rock 'N' Film: Cinema's Dance With Popular Music

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199387595
eISBN:
9780199387632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387595.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Apart from the Elvis movies, the only film about rock ’n’ roll made by a major studio in the 1950s was The Girl Can’t Help It (Fox, 1956), starring Jayne Mansfield, with Little Richard and a dozen ... More


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