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The Resource Buffoon men : classic Hollywood comedians and queered masculinity, Scott Balcerzak

Buffoon men : classic Hollywood comedians and queered masculinity, Scott Balcerzak

Label
Buffoon men : classic Hollywood comedians and queered masculinity
Title
Buffoon men
Title remainder
classic Hollywood comedians and queered masculinity
Statement of responsibility
Scott Balcerzak
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Film scholars and fans have used distinctive terms to describe the Classic Hollywood comedian: He is a "trickster," a "rebel," or a "buffoon." Yet the performer is almost always described as a "he." In Buffoon Men: Classic Hollywood Comedians and Queered Masculinity, Scott Balcerzak reads the performances of notable comedians such as W. C. Fields, Eddie Cantor, Jack Benny, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, Bert Wheeler and Robert Woolsey, and Bud Abbott and Lou Costello through humor and queer theory to expose a problematic history of maleness in their personas. He argues that contrary to popular notions of Classic Hollywood history, these male comedians rearranged or, at times, rejected heteronormative protocols. -- Publisher website
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Balcerzak, Scott
Dewey number
791.43/617/0973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
B345 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Contemporary approaches to film and media series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Comedy films
  • Motion pictures
  • Masculinity in motion pictures
  • Queer theory
Label
Buffoon men : classic Hollywood comedians and queered masculinity, Scott Balcerzak
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248) 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: "Someone like me for a member": classic Hollywood comedians and buffoonish masculinity -- "Novelties and notions": Mae West meets W. C. Fields -- Con men and henpecked husbands: W. C. Fields as masculine icon -- "Whitefacing" the nebbish: Eddie Cantor's assimilation and influence -- Queered radio / Queered cinema: Jack Benny's mediated voice -- Queering the fraternity: Laurel and Hardy and heterosexual brotherhood -- Military disservice: Wheeler and Woolsey and Abbott and Costello join the army -- Conclusion: Beyond classic Hollywood /beyond buffoonish masculinity
Control code
828487104
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780814339657
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013006169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828487104
Label
Buffoon men : classic Hollywood comedians and queered masculinity, Scott Balcerzak
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-248) 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: "Someone like me for a member": classic Hollywood comedians and buffoonish masculinity -- "Novelties and notions": Mae West meets W. C. Fields -- Con men and henpecked husbands: W. C. Fields as masculine icon -- "Whitefacing" the nebbish: Eddie Cantor's assimilation and influence -- Queered radio / Queered cinema: Jack Benny's mediated voice -- Queering the fraternity: Laurel and Hardy and heterosexual brotherhood -- Military disservice: Wheeler and Woolsey and Abbott and Costello join the army -- Conclusion: Beyond classic Hollywood /beyond buffoonish masculinity
Control code
828487104
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 258 pages
Isbn
9780814339657
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013006169
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)828487104

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