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From Hollywood films to TV soap operas, from Vegas extravaganzas to Broadway theater to haute couture, this comprehensive encyclopedia contains over 200 entries and 200 photos that document the irrepressible impact of queer creative artists on popular culture.

How did Liberaces costumes almost kill him? Which lesbian comedian spent her high school years as “the best white cheerleader in Detroit?” For these answers and more, fans can dip into The Queer Encyclopedia of Film, Theater, and Popular Culture. Drawn from the fascinating online encyclopedia of queer arts and culture, www.glbtq.com — which the Advocate dubbed “the Encyclopedia Brittaniqueer” — this may be the only reference book in which RuPaul and Jean Cocteau jostle for space. From the porn industry to the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, from bodybuilding to Dorothy Arzner, its a queer, queer world, and The Queer Encyclopedia is the indispensable guide: readable, authoritative, and concise. And perfect to read by candelabra. (The answers to the two questions above: from the dry cleaning fumes, Lily Tomlin.)

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The editor of The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts and The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance & Musical Theater compiles some 160 entries comprising an illustrated history of film and TV genres, personalities, and related topics viewed through queer lenses. As one contributor notes, while "it is a part of popular cultural mythology that homosexuals are...obsessed with Hollywood ... precisely the reverse..." is true. Summers (emeritus, humanities and English, U. of Michigan-Dearborn) introduces issues relating to how sexual minorities are represented and the efforts of the gay, lesbian, queer studies movement to reclaim its cultural heritage.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

The editor of The Queer Encyclopedia of the Visual Arts and The Queer Encyclopedia of Music, Dance & Musical Theater compiles some 160 entries comprising an illustrated history of film and TV genres, personalities, and related topics viewed through queer lenses. As one contributor notes, while "it is a part of popular cultural mythology that homosexuals are...obsessed with Hollywood ... precisely the reverse..." is true. Summers (emeritus, humanities and English, U. of Michigan-Dearborn) introduces issues relating to how sexual minorities are represented and the efforts of the gay, lesbian, queer studies movement to reclaim its cultural heritage. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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From Hollywood films to TV soap operas, from Vegas extravaganzas to Broadway theater to haute couture, this comprehensive encyclopedia contains over 200 entries and 200 photos that document the irrepressible impact of queer creative artists on popular culture.

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ISBN:
9781573442091
Author:
Summers, Claude J.
Publisher:
Cleis Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Gay Studies
Subject:
Gays
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gay Studies
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
Gays in the performing arts
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20051231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
200 BandW photos
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in 34 oz

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