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The Resource Shirley Temple and the performance of girlhood, Kristen Hatch

Shirley Temple and the performance of girlhood, Kristen Hatch

Label
Shirley Temple and the performance of girlhood
Title
Shirley Temple and the performance of girlhood
Statement of responsibility
Kristen Hatch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 1930s, Shirley Temple was heralded as "America's sweetheart," and she remains the icon of wholesome American girlhood, but Temple's films strike many modern viewers as perverse. Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood examines her early career in the context of the history of girlhood and considers how Temple's star image emerged out of the Victorian cult of the child. Beginning her career in "Baby Burlesks," short films where she played vamps and harlots, her biggest hits were marketed as romances between Temple and her adult male costars. Kristen Hatch helps modern audiences make sense of the erotic undercurrents that seem to run through these movies. Placing Temple's films in their historical context and reading them alongside earlier representations of girlhood in Victorian theater and silent film, Hatch shows how Shirley Temple emerged at the very moment that long standing beliefs about childhood innocence and sexuality were starting to change. Where we might now see a wholesome child in danger of adult corruption, earlier audiences saw Temple's films as demonstrations of the purifying power of childhood innocence. Hatch examines the cultural history of the time to view Temple's performances in terms of sexuality, but in relation to changing views about gender, class, and race. Filled with new archival research, Shirley Temple and the Performance of Girlhood enables us to appreciate the "simpler times" of Temple's stardom in all its thorny complexity." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hatch, Kristen
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.G57
LC item number
H34 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Temple, Shirley
  • Temple, Shirley
  • Temple, Shirley
  • Girls in motion pictures
  • Child actors
  • Child actors
  • Girls in motion pictures
  • Mädchen
  • Film
  • United States
Label
Shirley Temple and the performance of girlhood, Kristen Hatch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: sex and Shirley Temple -- America's sweethearts: Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple, and the decline of sentiment -- A terrible amour: child loving in the twentieth century -- Immaculate amalgamation: Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple -- Baby burlesks and kiddie kabarets: children's erotic impersonations -- Priceless: economic innocence and the child star -- Epilogue
Control code
878953508
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 173 pages
Isbn
9780813563251
Lccn
2014014282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878953508
Label
Shirley Temple and the performance of girlhood, Kristen Hatch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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: sex and Shirley Temple -- America's sweethearts: Mary Pickford, Shirley Temple, and the decline of sentiment -- A terrible amour: child loving in the twentieth century -- Immaculate amalgamation: Bill Robinson and Shirley Temple -- Baby burlesks and kiddie kabarets: children's erotic impersonations -- Priceless: economic innocence and the child star -- Epilogue
Control code
878953508
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 173 pages
Isbn
9780813563251
Lccn
2014014282
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)878953508

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