Another Fine Dress: Role Play in the Films of Laurel and Hardy (Lesbian and Gay Studies)

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9780304331963: Another Fine Dress: Role Play in the Films of Laurel and Hardy (Lesbian and Gay Studies)

This work challenges the orthodox view of Laurel and Hardy as "innocent" slapstick clowns suitable mainly for children. Through a detailed, film-by-film analysis, the author reveals Stan and Ollie as complex characters whose role-play involves not only ambiguities of age and class but gender reversal and mock-eroticism as well. The book includes a concordance of gags and situations in the team's 106 movies. This book will fascinate not only Laurel and Hardy buffs but anyone interested in sexual politics and the cinema.

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SANDERS, Jonathan
Published by U.K / Cassell (1995)
ISBN 10: 0304331961 ISBN 13: 9780304331963
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Book Description U.K / Cassell, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. This challenges the orthodox view of Laurel & Hardy as slapstick clowns suitable for children. By relating the films to their social context, he shows how they reflect the tensions in Americas Jazz Age. A 1st edition hardback with a laminated cover, in new condition. (232 pages). Bookseller Inventory # 98

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