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Fast-talking dames, Maria DiBattista

Label
Fast-talking dames
Title
Fast-talking dames
Statement of responsibility
Maria DiBattista
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Language
eng
Summary
There is nothing like a dame, exuberantly declares the song from the multicultural world of "South Pacific", and proclaims, too, that a dame is a specific American creation, one of the things worth fighting for in our culture. This book validates that claim. It celebrates the fast-talking dames of thirties and forties screen comedy, women of lively wit and brash speech who became the most impressive model of indepedent, articulate American womanhood. Coming of age during the depression, they were quick on the uptake and hardly ever downbeat. They seemed to know what to say and when to say it. They weren't afraid of slang nor shy of the truth. In their fast and breezy talk seemed to lie the secret of happiness, but also the key to reality
Cataloging source
CCO
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Fast-talking dames, Maria DiBattista
Label
Fast-talking dames, Maria DiBattista
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1npn5p
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-357) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part One. A Comic History of Dames -- 1 Fast-Talking Dames -- 2 Female Pygmalions -- Part Two. Hot Heiresses and Working Girls -- 3 Blonde Bombshells: Jean Harlow, Carole Lombard, and Ginger Rogers -- 4 My Favorite Brunettes: Myrna Loy, Jean Arthur, and Claudette Colbert -- Part Three. The Grande Dames -- 5 Missing Links: Bringing Up Baby -- 6 The Lady-Dame: Irene Dunne and The Awful Truth -- 7 Garbos Laugh -- 8 Female Rampant: His Girl Friday -- 9 The Lady Eve and the Female Con -- Conclusion: Blondes Born Yesterday -- Notes -- Index
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unknown
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 365 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300133882
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote

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