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Author McGee, Kristin A.

Title Some liked it hot : jazz women in film and television, 1928-1959 / Kristin A. McGee
Published Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 316 pages) : illustrations
Series Music/culture
Contents Jazz culture and all-girl films. The feminization of mass culture and the novelty of all-girl bands -- The Ingenues and the Harlem Playgirls -- All-girl bands and sound films in the swing era. Phil Spitalny's Musical Queens -- The "blonde bombshell of swing": Ina Ray Hutton and her Melodears -- Soundies and features during the 1940s. Swinging the classics: Hazel Scott and Hollywood's musical-racial matrix -- Pinups, patriotism, and feminized genres -- Swing-centered films and the hour of charm -- The International Sweethearts of Rhythm and independent black sound film -- Variety television and the 1950s. Television, vaudeo, and female musical hosts -- Variety television revives all-girl bands -- Television's musical variety guests: Hazel Scott, Peggy Lee, and Lena Horne -- The jazz canon (representations and gendered absences)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-298) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Big bands in motion pictures.
Jazz in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Television broadcasting of music.
Variety shows (Television programs) -- United States.
Women jazz musicians in motion pictures.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009000997
ISBN 0819569674 (electronic bk.)
9780819569677 (electronic bk.)