Hollywood s Second Sex

"Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger.

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476619514

Category: Performing Arts

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“Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories,” said director Otto Preminger. “One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men.” Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch, this study of film industry misogyny describes how female stars were maltreated by a sexist studio system—until women like Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis fought for parity. The careers of Doris Day, Brigitte Bardot, Carole Landis, Frances Farmer, Dorothy Dandridge, Inger Stevens and many others are examined, along with more recent actresses like Demi Moore and Sharon Stone. Women who worked behind the scenes, writing screenplays, producing and directing without due credit, are also covered.
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Hollywood s Second Sex

“I don't think it's because I'm a woman,” she granted. “I think Hollywood and its politics looks down on New York editors.”14 Doris Day's husband Marty Melcher died in April 1968. It was only after his death that she discovered how much ...

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786479788

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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"Women stars in Hollywood were invariably in two categories," said director Otto Preminger. "One group was of women who were exploited by men, and the other, much smaller group was of women who survived by acting like men." Beginning with silent film vamp Theda Bara and continuing with icons like Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe and Raquel Welch, this study of film industry misogyny describes how female stars were maltreated by a sexist studio system--until women like Katharine Hepburn and Bette Davis fought for parity. The careers of Doris Day, Brigitte Bardot, Carole Landis, Francis Farmer, Dorothy Dandridge, Inger Stevens and many others are examined, along with more recent actresses like Demi Moore and Sharon Stone. Women who worked behind the scenes, writing screenplays, producing and directing without due credit, are also covered.
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A new dawn for the second sex

She challenges and replaces the dominant Myths of Woman at the heart of Hollywood's dream machine, with a feminist freedom practice shared with others. And certainly, overcoming millennia old Myths – to paraphrase Paglia – is 'no ...

Author: Karen Vintges

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048522279

Category: Social Science

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To what extent is Simone de Beauvoir's study The Second Sex still relevant? From her work it emerges that patriarchy is a many-headed monster. Over the past decades, various heads of this monster have been slayed: important breakthroughs have been achieved by and for women in law, politics, and economics. Today, however, we witness movements in the opposite direction, such as a masculinist political revival in different parts of the world, the spread of the neoliberal myth of the Super Woman, the rise of transnational networks of trafficking in women and children, and a new international 'Jihadism'. This suggests that patriarchy is indeed a Hydra: a multi-headed monster that grows several new heads every time one head is cut off. Since different - often hybrid - heads of patriarchy dominate in different settings, feminism requires a variety of strategies. Women's movements all over the world today are critically creating new models of self and society in their own contexts. Drawing on notions of Beauvoir, as well as Michel Foucault, this book outlines a 'feminism in a new key' which consists of women's various freedom practices, each hunting the Hydra in their own key - but with mutual support.
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Hollywood s Eve

Sally, who is your best friend. The company you keep is fast, just your speed as it so happens. No woof-woof among sex kittens you. Not with your perfect skin and teeth, hair the color of vanilla ice cream, secondary sexual ...

Author: Lili Anolik

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781501125805

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Los Angeles in the 1960s and 70s was the pop culture capital of the world—a movie factory, a music factory, a dream factory. Eve Babitz was the ultimate factory girl, a pure product of LA, and Vanity Fair writer “Lili Anolik decodes, ruptures, and ultimately intensifies Eve’s singular irresistible glitz” (The New Yorker). The goddaughter of Igor Stravinsky and a graduate of Hollywood High, Eve Babitz posed in 1963, at age twenty, playing chess with the French artist Marcel Duchamp. She was naked; he was not. The photograph made her an instant icon of art and sex. Babitz spent the rest of the decade rocking and rolling on the Sunset Strip, honing her notoriety. There were the album covers she designed: for Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, to name but a few. There were the men she seduced: Jim Morrison, Ed Ruscha, Harrison Ford, to name but a very few. Then, at nearly thirty, her It girl days numbered, Babitz was discovered—as a writer—by Joan Didion. She would go on to produce seven books, usually billed as novels or short story collections, always autobiographies and confessionals. Under-known and under-read during her career, she’s since experienced a breakthrough. Now in her mid-seventies, she’s on the cusp of literary stardom and recognition as an essential—as the essential—LA writer. Her prose achieves that American ideal: art that stays loose, maintains its cool, and is so simply enjoyable as to be mistaken for simple entertainment. For Babitz, life was slow days, fast company until a freak fire turned her into a recluse, living in a condo in West Hollywood, where author Lili Anolik tracked her down in 2012. Hollywood’s Eve, equal parts biography and detective story “brings a ludicrously glamorous scene back to life, adding a few shadows along the way” (Vogue) and “sends you racing to read the work of Eve Babitz” (The New York Times).
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Vampires Race and Transnational Hollywoods

Butler, Judith (1986), “Sex and gender in Simone de Beauvoir's Second Sex,” Yale French Studies 72, pp. 35–49. Byrd, Jody A. (2011), The Transit of Empire: Indigenous Critiques of Colonialism, ...

Author: Dale Hudson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474423106

Category: Performing Arts

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The figure of the vampire serves as both object and mode of analysis for more than a century of Hollywood filmmaking. Never dying, shifting shape and moving at unnatural speed, as the vampire renews itself by drinking victims' blood, so too does Hollywood renew itself by consuming foreign styles and talent, moving to overseas locations, and proliferating in new guises. In Vampires, Race, and Transnational Hollywoods, Dale Hudson explores the movement of transnational Hollywood's vampires, between low-budget quickies and high-budget franchises, as it appropriates visual styles from German, Mexican and Hong Kong cinemas and off-shores to Canada, Philippines, and South Africa. As the vampire's popularity has swelled, vampire film and television has engaged with changing discourses around race and identity not always addressed in realist modes. Here, teen vampires comfort misunderstood youth, chador-wearing skateboarder vampires promote transnational feminism, African American and Mexican American vampires recover their repressed histories. Looking at contemporary hits like True Blood, Twilight, Underworld and The Strain, classics such as Universal's Dracula and Dracula, and miscegenation melodramas like The Cheat and The Sheik, the book reconfigures Hollywood historiography and tradition as fundamentally transnational, offering fresh interpretations of vampire media as trans-genre sites for political contestation.
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Christian Mysticism

For Hollywood, such a reading misses the full disruptive potential of the female mystic who cannot easily be ... her book The Second Sex, in relation to her belief that being a 'woman' is a social category constructed by dominant males.

Author: Dr Kevin Magill

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409480495

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This book introduces students to Christian mysticism and modern critical responses to it. Christianity has a rich tradition of mystical theology that first emerged in the writings of the early church fathers, and flourished during the Middle Ages. Today Christian mysticism is increasingly recognised as an important Christian heritage relevant to today's spiritual seekers. The book sets out to provide students and other interested readers with access to the main theoretical approaches to Christian mysticism – including those propounded by William James, Steven Katz, Bernard McGinn, Michael Sells, Denys Turner and Caroline Walker-Bynum. It also explores postmodern re-readings of Christian mysticism by authors such as Jacques Derrida, Jean-Luc Marion and Jean-François Lyotard. The book first introduces students to the main themes that underpin Christian mysticism. It then reflects on how modern critics have understood each of them, demonstrating that stark delineation between the different theoretical approaches eventually collapses under the weight of the complex interaction between experience and knowledge that lies at the heart of Christian mysticism. In doing so, the book presents a deliberate challenge to a strictly perennialist reading of Christian mysticism. Anyone even remotely familiar with Christian mysticism will know that renewed interest in Christian mystical writers has created a huge array of scholarship with which students of mysticism need to familiarise themselves. This book outlines the various modern theoretical approaches in a manner easily accessible to a reader with little or no previous knowledge of this area, and offers a philosophical/theological introduction to Christian mystical writers beyond the patristic period important for the Latin Western Tradition.
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Queer Cinema in America An Encyclopedia of LGBTQ Films Characters and Stories

McFarland also published Hollywood's Second Sex, his history of the mistreatment of women in movies from 1900 to 1999 in 2016, and Writing under the Influence, a study of the relationship between alcohol and literature for thirteen ...

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440867163

Category: Performing Arts

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This reference helps readers navigate the perilous odyssey those of an LGBTQ orientation had to face in an age less enlightened than our own, when an attraction to members of the same gender could lead to horrendous abuse. A timeline highlights key events in LGBTQ cinema history. An introduction overviews the history of queer cinema in America. Alphabetically arranged reference entries provide fundamental and critical information about films, directors, actors, themes, and other topics related to queer cinema in America. Fascinating anecdotes bring LGBTQ cinema history to life. Sidebars provide interesting trivia. Entry bibliographies direct readers to additional sources of information.
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Hollywood s America

For better or worse, Hollywood has endorsed a judgment-free approach to sex outside of marriage and the most recent ... romance remains high as a goal for all women characters, at 44 percent, but now "selfinterest" runs a close second, ...

Author: Stephen P Powers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429973352

Category: Social Science

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American motion pictures still dominate the world market with an impact that is difficult to measure. Their role in American culture has been a powerful one since the 1930s and is a hallmark of our culture today. Though much has been written about the film industry, there has been very little systematic attention paid to the ideology of its creative elite. How does the outlook of that elite impact on the portrayals of America that appear on the screen? How do their views interact with the demands of the market and the structure of the industry to determine the product that is seen by mass audiences? Hollywood's America is a marvellously rich and careful discussion of these questions. It combines a meticulous systematic content analysis of fifty years of top-grossing films with a history of the changing structure of the industry. To that mixture it adds an in-depth survey of Hollywood's creative elite, comparing them to other leadership groups. The result is a balanced discussion of unique breadth and depth on a subject of national importance.Placing the film industry in the context of American society as a whole, the authors point out that Hollywood's creative leadership impacts the larger society even as it is influenced by that society. The creators of films cannot remove themselves too far from the values of the audiences that they serve. However, the fact that films are made by a relatively small number of people, who, as the authors demonstrate, tend to share a common outlook, means that, over time, motion pictures have had an undeniable impact on the beliefs, lifestyles, and action of Americans.This study contributes to the debate over the role and influence of those who create and distribute the products of mass culture in the United States.The book also contains a devastating critique of the poststructuralist theories that currently dominate academic film criticism, demonstrating how they fail in their attempt to explain the political significance of motion pictures.
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Russians in Hollywood Hollywood s Russians

According to Nijinsky's diary , however , the real subject of the ballet was homoerotic attraction between three men , reflecting the desire of his patron Serge Diaghilev to have three - way sex with Nijinsky and another boy .

Author: Harlow Robinson

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555536867

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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The story of Russian emigres in Hollywood and the depiction of Russians in Hollywood films
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The Pacific Muse

It has also been published with an alternative subtitle : " A Study of Adolescence and Sex in Primitive Societies " ( London ... The Second Sex ( London : Picador Classics , 1953 ) , 185 , 192 , 195 , 451 ; G. Greer , The Female Eunuch ...

Author: Patty O'Brien

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295986093

Category: History

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"While examining colonial culture in its many manifestations, from art, literature, and film to the journals of explorers and missionaries, O'Brien rereads not only the canonical texts of Pacific imperialism, but also lesser-known remnants of this cultural heritage with an eye to what they reveal about gender, sexuality, race, and femininity. Over its long history - from the famous (and much romanticized) settlement of Tahitian women and mutineers from the Bounty on Pitcairn Island in 1789 to the South Seas romantic tradition, Gauguin, and beach culture - notions of female primitivism changed in response to the ideological watersheds of Christianity, Enlightenment science, and race theories, as well as the development of democratic nation-states, modernity, and colonialism.
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Hollywood s South Seas and the Pacific War

Cited in JohnCostello, VirtueUnderFire: How World WarII Changed OurSocialand Sexual Attitudes(Boston: Little, Brown and Co., 1985),101. 5. On Pacific Island womenas “a beautiful backdrop,”see Margaret Jolly, “FromPoint Venusto BaliHa'i: ...

Author: S. Brawley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137090676

Category: History

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This book explores the expectations, experiences, and reactions of Allied servicemen and women who served in the wartime Pacific and viewed the South Pacific through the lens of Hollywood's South Seas. Based on extensive archival research, it explores the intersections between military experiences and cultural history.
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When Broadway Went to Hollywood

The center of all this is the famous “Barn Raising,” one of Hollywood's great set pieces and, again, entirely in Broadway style: ... On the other hand, its imitation is long forgotten: Universal's The Second Greatest Sex (1955).

Author: Ethan Mordden

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199395415

Category: Music

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When films like The Jazz Singer started to integrate synchronized music, in the late 1920s many ambitious songwriting pioneers of the Great White Way - George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Lorenz Hart, among many others - were enticed westward by Hollywood studios' promises of national exposure and top dollar success. But what happened when writers native to the business of Broadway ran into the very different business of Hollywood? Their movies had their producer despots, their stacking of writing teams on a single project, their use of five or six songs per story where Broadway fit in a dozen, and it seemed as if everyone in Hollywood was uncomfortable with characters bursting into song on the street, in your living room, or in "a cottage small by a waterfall." Did the movies give theater writers a chance to expand their art, or did mass marketing ruin the musical's quintessential charm? Is it possible to trace the history of the musical through both stage and screen manifestations, or did Broadway and Hollywood give rise to two wholly irreconcilable art forms? And, finally, did any New York writer or writing team create a film musical as enthralling and timeless as their work for the stage? In When Broadway Went to Hollywood, writer and celebrated steward of musical theatre Ethan Mordden directs his unmistakable wit and whimsy to these challenging questions and more, charting the volatile and galvanizing influence of Broadway on Hollywood (and vice versa) throughout the twentieth century. Along the way, he takes us behind the scenes of the great Hollywood musicals you've seen and loved (The Wizard of Oz, Gigi, The Sound of Music, Chicago, West Side Story, The Music Man, Grease) as well as some of the outrageous flops you probably haven't. The first book to tell the story of how Broadway affected the Hollywood musical, When Broadway Goes to Hollywood is sure to thrill theatre buffs and movie lovers alike.
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The Glamour System

Davis, R. The Glamour Factory: Inside Hollywood's Big Studio System (Dallas: Southern Methodist University Press, 1993). de Beauvoir, S. The Second Sex (Harmondworth: Penguin, 1964). Debord, G. The Society of the Spectacle (New York: ...

Author: S. Gundle

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230510456

Category: Social Science

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In the twentieth century, glamour has often been associated with the cinema and its stars, though fashion, 'high society', popular music, shopping, glossy magazines and advertising have all sought to harness its allure. The authors explore the origins and uses of the aura of glamour and trace its history and power as a language of visual seduction.
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Writing Under the Influence

and from McFarland Hollywood's Second Sex: The Treatment of Women in the Film Industry, 1900–1999 (2015) The Defiant One: A Biography of Tony Curtis (2013) Censoring Hollywood: Sex and Violence in Film and on the Cutting Room Floor ...

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476627878

Category: Literary Criticism

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 Writers and alcohol have long been associated—for some, the association becomes unmanageable. Drawing on rare sources, this collection of brief biographies traces the lives of 13 well known literary drinkers, examining how their relationship with alcohol developed and how it affected their work, for better or worse. Focusing on examples like F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Charles Bukowski and Raymond Carver, the combined biographies present a study of the classic figure of the over-indulging author.
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Sidney Lumet

Also by Aubrey Malone and from McFarland Writing Under the Influence: Alcohol and the Works of 13 American Authors (2018) Hollywood's Second Sex: The Treatment of Women in the Film Industry, – (2015) The Defiant One: A Biography of Tony ...

Author: Aubrey Malone

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476636733

Category: Performing Arts

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 Punctilious to a fault, Sidney Lumet favored intense rehearsal, which enabled him to bring in most of his films under budget and under schedule. An energized director who captured the heart of New York like no other, he created a vast canon of work that stands as a testament to his passionate concern for justice and his great empathy for the hundreds of people with whom he collaborated during a career that spanned more than five decades. This is the first full-scale biography of a man who is generally regarded as one of the most affable directors of his time. Using the oral testimonies of those who worked with him both behind and in front of the camera, this book explores Lumet's personality and working methods.
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Hollywood s America

Primary Sources 127 (b) In the second class come sex sins, sins and crimes of apparent heroism, such as banditry, daring thefts, leadership in evil, organized crime, revenge, etc. A) The first class needs little care in handling, ...

Author: Steven Mintz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118976524

Category: History

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Fully revised, updated, and extended, the fifth edition of Hollywood’s America provides an important compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents that allows students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative of US and film history This fifth edition contains nine new chapters, with a greater overall emphasis on recent film history, and new primary source documents which are unavailable online Entries range from the first experiments with motion pictures all the way to the present day Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematic treatments to provide a valuable resource for students of the history of American film
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Hollywood s Representations of the Sino Tibetan Conflict

The opposite of O-Lan in the movie is Lotus, who represents another type of Chinese woman but always with no human characteristics. Lotus serves man's physical needs and stands as a sex object. Another negative aspect of Chinese society ...

Author: J. Daccache

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137290489

Category: Social Science

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Using film as a lens though which we can witness the global transformations in politics, economy, culture, and communication, this book analyzes Hollywood's shift in its depictions of China and Tibet.
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Hollywood s West

... Eva Marie Salem Productions Salkow, Sidney Sam Peckinpah's West: Legacy of a Hollywood Renegade (doc., ... The (film, 1956), women in Second Greatest Sex, The (film, 1955) Secret of Roan Inish, The (film, 1994) Seeberg, Jean Seitz, ...

Author: Peter C. Rollins

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813138558

Category: Social Science

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Hollywood's West examines popular perceptions of the frontier as a defining feature of American identity and history. Seventeen essays by prominent film scholars illuminate the allure of life on the edge of civilization and analyze how this region has been represented on big and small screens. Differing characterizations of the frontier in modern popular culture reveal numerous truths about American consciousness and provide insights into many classic Western films and television programs, from RKO's 1931 classic Cimarron to Turner Network Television's recent made-for-TV movies. Covering topics such as the portrayal of race, women, myth, and nostalgia, Hollywood's West makes a significant contribution to the understanding of how Westerns have shaped our nation's opinions and beliefs -- often using the frontier as metaphor for contemporary issues.
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Hollywood s Tennessee

Recalling that embarrassing and damaging earlier experience, Breen must have been wary about being hoodwinked a second time by a Williams property. Specific objections to the play's sexual themes included the fact that “Serafina's ...

Author: R. Barton Palmer

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292719217

Category: Performing Arts

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No American dramatist has had more plays adapted than Tennessee Williams, and few modern dramatists have witnessed as much controversy during the adaptation process. His Hollywood legacy, captured in such screen adaptations as A Streetcar Named Desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and Suddenly, Last Summer, reflects the sea change in American culture in the mid-twentieth century. Placing this body of work within relevant contexts ranging from gender and sexuality to censorship, modernism, art cinema, and the Southern Renaissance, Hollywood's Tennessee draws on rarely examined archival research to recast Williams's significance. Providing not only cultural context, the authors also bring to light the details of the arduous screenwriting process Williams experienced, with special emphasis on the Production Code Administration--the powerful censorship office that drew high-profile criticism during the 1950s--and Williams's innovative efforts to bend the code. Going well beyond the scripts themselves, Hollywood's Tennessee showcases findings culled from poster and billboard art, pressbooks, and other production and advertising material. The result is a sweeping account of how Williams's adapted plays were crafted, marketed, and received, as well as the lasting implications of this history for commercial filmmakers and their audiences.
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Hollywood s Frontier Captives

Little Big Man is revisionist in its use of this secondary character, as Caroline unselfconsciously challenges sex-role stereotypes throughout her frontier existence. She is a much better gunfighter than her brother, and because she ...

Author: Barbara A. Mortimer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317776741

Category: History

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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