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Some Liked It Hot
Jazz Women in Film and Television, 1928–1959
Kristin A. McGee

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

List of Illustrations
• Acknowledgments
• JAZZ CULTURE AND ALL-GIRL FILMS
• The Feminization of Mass Culture and the Novelty of All-Girl Bands
• The Ingenues and the Harlem Playgirls
• ALL GIRL BANDS AND SOUND FILMS IN THE SWING ERA
• Phil Spitalny’s Musical Queens
• The “Blonde Bombshell of Swing”: Ina Ray Hutton and Her Melodears
• SOUNDIES AND FEATURES DURING THE 1940s
• Swinging the Classics: Hazel Scott and Hollywood’s Musical-Racial Matrix
• Pin-ups, Patriotism, and Feminized Genres
• Swing-Centered Films and the Hour of Charm
• The International Sweethearts of Rhythm and Independent Black Sound Film
• VARIETY TELEVISION AND THE 1950s
• Television, Vaudeo, and Female Musical Hosts
• Variety Television Revives All-Girl Bands
• Television’s Musical Guests: Hazel Scott, Peggy Lee, and Lena Horne
• Conclusion: The Jazz Canon (Representations and Gendered Absences)
• Filmography
• Notes
• Bibliography •Index

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