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Author Watts, Jill, 1958-
Title Mae West : an icon in black and white / Jill Watts.
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.

Author Watts, Jill, 1958-
Subject West, Mae.
West, Mae -- Relations with African Americans.
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Biography.
Description 1 online resource (x, 374 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
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Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents They were too smart -- The way she does it -- Shimadonna -- Speaking of the influence of the jook -- You can be had -- The subject of the dream -- Good night to the dichotomies -- If you can't go straight, you've got to go around -- Naturally I disagree -- Bring me Rabelais -- A glittering facsimile -- I had them all -- I wrote the story myself -- Really a prologue.
Summary "Why don't you come up and see me sometime?" Mae West invited and promptly captured the imagination of generations. Even today, years after her death, the actress and author is still regarded as the pop archetype of sexual wantonness and ribald humor. But who was this saucy starlet, a woman who was controversial enough to be jailed, pursued by film censors and banned from the airwaves for the revolutionary content of her work, and yet would ascend to the status of film legend?. Sifting through previously untapped sources, author Jill Watts unravels the enigmatic life of Mae West, tra.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified star
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780198026518 (electronic bk.)
019802651X (electronic bk.)
0195105478 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780195105476 (cloth ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 316719694
Additional Format Print version: Watts, Jill, 1958- Mae West. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001 0195105478 9780195105476 (DLC) 00023182 (OCoLC)43445537

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