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Doris Day Confidential

Author : Tamar Jeffers McDonald
ISBN : 9781848855823
Genre : Performing Arts
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Doris Day was a major star during the 1950s and '60s. Today, forty years after her last film, the star (who was ninety in April 2012) is often still invoked as shorthand for a kind of sexuality now felt outmoded, being typecast as 'the forty year old virgin'. Close attention to the facts of Day's own life (three times married) challenges this assumption and the majority of her film roles also prove otherwise, with Day most frequently portraying a woman of maturely sexual desires. How did such pejorative labelling arise, and why has it stuck so tenaciously to Day, even now? This book addresses these questions through closely examining Day's characters and performances across her thirty-eight films and her TV work, as well as material from other popular media for the source of the virgin myth. It then focuses on contemporary popular culture contexts, using newspaper stories, articles from film, fan and lifestyle magazines, reviews and gossip to chart the developments in Day's screen 'persona' are charted, highlighting the changes in public perception of the star of "Calamity Jane', "Love Me Or Leave Me" and "Pillow Talk" as aided and abetted by the media.

Doris Day

Author : David Kaufman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131789807
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Takes an intimate look at the life and career of the singer and actress whose image was of "the girl next door."

Palm Springs Confidential

Author : Howard Johns
ISBN : 1569802696
Genre : Architecture
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A star-studded guided tour of Palm Springs, California, where some of Hollywood's best-loved movie stars have lived and died. It lifts the lid on the secret lives of the rich and famous individuals who have resided in this world-renowned tourist resort during the last century.

Around The World Confidential

Author : Lee Mortimer
ISBN : UCBK:C035924514
Genre : Manners and customs
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Romantic Comedy

Author : Tamar Jeffers McDonald
ISBN : 1905674023
Genre : Performing Arts
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'Romantic Comedy' offers an introduction to the analysis of one of the most popular but generally overlooked film genres. The book provides an overview of Hollywood's romantic comedy conventions, examining the iconography, narrative patterns and ideology which inform such films.

Washington Confidential Today

Author : Jack Lait
ISBN : IND:30000035044985
Genre : Washington (D.C.)
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Washington Confidential

Author : JACK LAIT AND LEE MORTIMER
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