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The Resource The thrill makers : celebrity, masculinity, and stunt performance, Jacob Smith

The thrill makers : celebrity, masculinity, and stunt performance, Jacob Smith

Label
The thrill makers : celebrity, masculinity, and stunt performance
Title
The thrill makers
Title remainder
celebrity, masculinity, and stunt performance
Statement of responsibility
Jacob Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Well before Evel Knievel or Hollywood stuntmen, reality television or the X Games, North America had a long tradition of stunt performance, of men (and some women) who sought media attention and popular fame with public feats of daring. Many of these feats--jumping off bridges, climbing steeples and buildings, swimming incredible distances, or doing tricks with wild animals--had their basis in the manual trades or in older entertainments like the circus. Jacob Smith shows how turn-of-the-century bridge jumpers, human flies, lion tamers, and stunt pilots first drew crowds to watch them
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Jacob
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stunt performers
  • Daredevils
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • ART
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • HISTORY
  • Daredevils
  • Stunt performers
  • United States
  • Music, Dance, Drama & Film
  • Film
Label
The thrill makers : celebrity, masculinity, and stunt performance, Jacob Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The adventures of the bridge jumper -- The adventures of the human fly -- The adventures of the lion tamer -- The adventures of the aeronaut -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn792684983
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520270893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt0c4j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792684983
Label
The thrill makers : celebrity, masculinity, and stunt performance, Jacob Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The adventures of the bridge jumper -- The adventures of the human fly -- The adventures of the lion tamer -- The adventures of the aeronaut -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn792684983
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520270893
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttt0c4j
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)792684983

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