Some liked it hot [electronic resource] : jazz women in film and television, 1928-1959 / Kristin A. McGee.
- Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2009.
1 online resource (338 p.)
- Women jazz musicians in motion pictures.
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.
- Electronic books.
- Investigates the changing representations of jazz women in American culture
- Jazz culture and all-girls 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 guests: Hazel Scott, Peggy Lee, and Lena Horne
Conclusion : the jazz canon (representations and gendered absences).
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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