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Some Liked It Hot: Jazz Women in Film and Television, 1928-1959 (Music Culture)

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Women have been involved with jazz since its inception, but all too often their achievements were not as well known as those of their male counterparts. Some Liked It Hot looks at all-girl bands and jazz women from the 1920s through the 1950s and how they fit into the nascent mass culture, particularly film and television, to uncover some of the historical motivations for excluding women from the now firmly established jazz canon. This well-illustrated book chronicles who appeared where and when in over 80 performances, captured in both popular Hollywood productions and in relatively unknown films and television shows.

As McGee shows, these performances reflected complex racial attitudes emerging in American culture during the first half of the twentieth century. Her analysis illuminates the heavily mediated representational strategies that jazz women adopted, highlighting the role that race played in constituting public performances of various styles of jazz from swing to hot and sweet. The International Sweethearts of Rhythm, Hazel Scott, the Ingenues, Peggy Lee, and Paul Whiteman are just a few of the performers covered in the book, which also includes a detailed filmography. More information is available at http: //www.jazzwomenfilmtelevision.com/

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Investigates the changing representations of jazz women in American culture

Product Details

ISBN:
9780819569080
Author:
Mcgee, Kristin A.
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Author:
McGee, Kristin A.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Media Studies
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
History
Subject:
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Women jazz musicians in motion pictures
Subject:
Music - General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Music Culture
Publication Date:
20090631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
316
Dimensions:
8.90x6.00x1.10 in. 1.10 lbs.

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