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The Resource Comic Venus : women and comedy in American silent film, Kristen Anderson Wagner

Comic Venus : women and comedy in American silent film, Kristen Anderson Wagner

Label
Comic Venus : women and comedy in American silent film
Title
Comic Venus
Title remainder
women and comedy in American silent film
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Anderson Wagner
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For many people the term 'silent comedy' conjures up images of Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp, Buster Keaton's Stoneface, or Harold Lloyd hanging precariously from the side of a skyscraper. Even people who have never seen a silent film can recognize these comedians at a glance. But what about the female comedians? Gale Henry, Louise Fazenda, Colleen Moore, Constance Talmadge-these and numerous others were wildly popular during the silent film era, appearing in countless motion pictures and earning top salaries, and yet, their names have been almost entirely forgotten. As a consequence, recovering their history is all the more compelling given that they laid the foundation for generations of funny women, from Lucille Ball to Carol Burnett to Tina Fey. These women constitute an essential and neglected sector of film history, reflecting a turning point in women's social and political history. Their talent and brave spirit continues to be felt today, and Comic Venus: Women and Comedy in American Silent Film seeks to provide a better understanding of women's experiences in the early twentieth century, and to better understand and appreciate the unruly and boundary-breaking women who have followed. "--Publisher's description
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Wagner, Kristen Anderson
Dewey number
791.43617
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
W34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary approaches to film and media series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedy films
  • Silent films
  • Women comedians
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
Label
Comic Venus : women and comedy in American silent film, Kristen Anderson Wagner
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223123577901
  • 31223123577893
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) 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 -- "Have women a sense of humor?" -- "An inferiority complex in a one-piece bathing suit": beauty, femininity, and comedy -- "Cupid lips and an ungodly appetite": sensuality, sexuality, and desire -- "Ever on the move": modernity and the new woman -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780814345290
Lccn
2017956167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001323704
Label
Comic Venus : women and comedy in American silent film, Kristen Anderson Wagner
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
  • 31223123577901
  • 31223123577893
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) 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 -- "Have women a sense of humor?" -- "An inferiority complex in a one-piece bathing suit": beauty, femininity, and comedy -- "Cupid lips and an ungodly appetite": sensuality, sexuality, and desire -- "Ever on the move": modernity and the new woman -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 303 pages
Isbn
9780814345290
Lccn
2017956167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1001323704

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