Posing a Threat: Flappers, Chorus Girls, and Other Brazen Performers of the American 1920s / Edition 1

Posing a Threat: Flappers, Chorus Girls, and Other Brazen Performers of the American 1920s / Edition 1

by Angela J. Latham
     
 

A lively look at the ways in which American women in the 1920s transformed their lives through performance and fashion.See more details below

Overview

A lively look at the ways in which American women in the 1920s transformed their lives through performance and fashion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819564016
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
217
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.62(d)

Meet the Author

ANGELA J. LATHAM is Director of Theatre in the Department of Fine Arts at Triton College.

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1. Starting Points
What We have Been Told
Coming to Terms
2. Fashionable Discourse
1920’s Fashion in Perspective
Dame Fashion as Tyrant
A High Price to Pay
Fashion and Morality
Fashion and Health
Conclusions
3. Fashionable Display and the Problem of Bathing Costumes
“Annette Kellermans”: A Line in the Sand
The Profitable Decency Dilemma
Performed Resistance: The arrest of Louise Rosine
Subversive Stories : Mae West
Subversive Stories : “Mrs. Brown”
Conclusions
4. The Right to Bare: Containing and Encoding American Women in the Popular Theater
The Beauty Clause
Clashing Contingencies: An Analysis of Leg Shows
Chorus Girls: Legends in Their Own Time
Decoding the Debates
5. The Transgressions of Ladies’ Night
Getting the Joke: An Analysis of Ladies’ Night
The Legal Censorship of Ladies’ Night
Conclusions
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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