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The Resource Girls will be boys : cross-dressed women, lesbians, and American cinema, 1908-1934, Laura Horak

Girls will be boys : cross-dressed women, lesbians, and American cinema, 1908-1934, Laura Horak

Label
Girls will be boys : cross-dressed women, lesbians, and American cinema, 1908-1934
Title
Girls will be boys
Title remainder
cross-dressed women, lesbians, and American cinema, 1908-1934
Statement of responsibility
Laura Horak
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Katharine Hepburn all made lasting impressions with the cinematic cross-dressing they performed onscreen. What few modern viewers realize, however, is that these seemingly daring performances of the 1930s actually came at the tail end of a long wave of gender-bending films that included more than 400 movies featuring women dressed as men. Laura Horak spent a decade scouring film archives worldwide, looking at American films made between 1908 and 1934, and what she discovered could revolutionize our understanding of gender roles in the early twentieth century. Questioning the assumption that cross-dressing women were automatically viewed as transgressive, she finds that these figures were popularly regarded as wholesome and regularly appeared onscreen in the 1910s, thus lending greater respectability to the fledgling film industry. Horak also explores how and why this perception of cross-dressed women began to change in the 1920s and early 1930s, examining how cinema played a pivotal part in the representation of lesbian identity. Girls Will Be Boys excavates a rich history of gender-bending film roles, enabling readers to appreciate the wide array of masculinities that these actresses performed--from sentimental boyhood to rugged virility to gentlemanly refinement. Taking us on a guided tour through a treasure-trove of vintage images, Girls Will Be Boys helps us view the histories of gender, sexuality, and film through fresh eyes."--Publisher information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Horak, Laura
Dewey number
791.43/653
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.I43
LC item number
H67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Male impersonators in motion pictures
  • Lesbians in motion pictures
  • Lesbianism in motion pictures
  • Sex role in motion pictures
  • Förenta staterna
  • Lesbianism in motion pictures
  • Lesbians in motion pictures
  • Male impersonators in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Sex role in motion pictures
  • United States
  • Film
  • Kvinnor i manskläder i filmen
  • Lesbiska kvinnor i filmen
  • Homosexualiet på film, USA
  • Kvinnor på film
Label
Girls will be boys : cross-dressed women, lesbians, and American cinema, 1908-1934, Laura Horak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. Cross-dressed women as American ideals (1908-1921) : Moving picture uplift and the female boy -- Cowboy girls, girl spies, and the homoerotic frontier -- Intermezzo codes of deviance (1892-1914) : Cultural hierarchy and the detection of sexual deviance in A Florida enchantment -- Part 2. The emergence of lesbian legibility (1921-1934) : Enter the lesbian: cosmopolitanism, trousers, and lesbians in the 1920s -- The lesbian vogue and backlash against cross-dressed women in the 1930s -- Conclusion -- Appendix: U.S. films featuring cross-dressed women, 1904-1934
Control code
ocn906798392
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780813574837
Lccn
2015012447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813574820
  • (OCoLC)906798392
Label
Girls will be boys : cross-dressed women, lesbians, and American cinema, 1908-1934, Laura Horak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-291) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Part 1. Cross-dressed women as American ideals (1908-1921) : Moving picture uplift and the female boy -- Cowboy girls, girl spies, and the homoerotic frontier -- Intermezzo codes of deviance (1892-1914) : Cultural hierarchy and the detection of sexual deviance in A Florida enchantment -- Part 2. The emergence of lesbian legibility (1921-1934) : Enter the lesbian: cosmopolitanism, trousers, and lesbians in the 1920s -- The lesbian vogue and backlash against cross-dressed women in the 1930s -- Conclusion -- Appendix: U.S. films featuring cross-dressed women, 1904-1934
Control code
ocn906798392
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780813574837
Lccn
2015012447
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780813574820
  • (OCoLC)906798392

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