The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television

The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television

by Claude Summers

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The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television by Claude Summers

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 Liberace’s 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, — 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, it’s 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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573448826
Publisher: Cleis Press
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 85,229
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Claude J. Summers, Professor Emeritus in the Humanities at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. A pioneer in the glbtq studies movement, he has published widely on seventeenth- and twentieth-century English literature, including book-length studies of E. M. Forster and Christopher Isherwood, as well as Gay Fictions: Wilde to Stonewall and Homosexuality in Renaissance and Enlightenment England: Literary Representations in Historical Context. He was also general editor of the first two volumes in the Queer Encyclopedia series. In 1996, Professor Summers won a Lambda Literary Award for The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage: A Reader's Companion to the Writers and Their Works. The revised edition of The Gay and Lesbian Literary Heritage was named one of the best reference books of 2003 by the New York Public Library. Summers lives in New Orleans. The Queer Encyclopedia of Film and Television “Indispensable for aficionados.” — Out magazine “A treat for casual fans and hardcore enthusiasts.” — The Washington Blade “The best introduction to the major themes and artists associated with queer art currently available.” — Library Journal "Provides a sound overview of the topic at hand while encouraging and supporting further exploration." — Booklist

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