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Book Title: Hollywood Bohemians: Transgressive Sexuality and the Selling of the Movieland Dream|
The author of the book: Brett L. Abrams
Edition: McFarland & Company
Date of issue: July 30th 2008
ISBN 13: 9780786439294
Format files: PDF
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Between 1917 and 1941, Hollywood studios, gossip columnists and novelists featured an unprecedented number of homosexuals, cross-dressers, and adulterers in their depictions of the glamorous Hollywood lifestyle. Actress Greta Garbo defined herself as the ultimate serial bachelorette. Screenwriter Mercedes De Acosta engaged in numerous lesbian relationships with the Hollywood elite. And countless homosexual designers brazenly picked up men in the hottest Hollywood nightclubs. Hollywood's image grew as a place of sexual abandon. This book demonstrates how studios and the media used images of these sexually adventurous characters to promote the industry and appeal to the prurient interests of their audiences.
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Read information about the authorAs a kid I read biographies and histories because I wanted to know what people did. Then I peppered my parents with the question, "Why?" I pursued that passion earning a doctorate in U.S. History. decades ago. Now I write books about what people did, and how the culture they lived in helped or hindered their achievements.
American culture's fascination with celebrity and uproar with Southern culture sparked me to write my latest book called Terry Bradshaw: From Super Bowl Champion to Television Personality.
Since I was always interested in transgressive sexuality, my first book looked at these images that came out of the movie industry during the 1920s and 1930s. It's called, Hollywood Bohemians.
I enjoy Washington, D.C. immensely with so much great development and more excitement added to this city. The baseball stadium made me wonder about the city's history of built and proposed stadiums. This work led to a second book, Capital Sporting Grounds.
The unlucky status of Washington's basketball history led to my third book, The Bullets, The Wizards and Washington, DC Basketball.