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Gay Icons : The (Mostly) Female Entertainers Gay Men Love - by Georges-Claude Guilbert (Paperback)

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This book describes gay icons (mainly women) and their contributions to gay culture and society in general. It considers the definition of a gay icon, how a gay icon is formed, aesthetic and political functions of an icon, the role in the gay community, and contributions to the complexities of social and gender identities. It contains entries on Julie Andrews, Lauren Bacall, Lucille Ball, Tallulah Bankhead, Shirley Bassey, Marisa Berenson, Maria Callas, Naomi Campbell, Mariah Carey, Cher, Joan Collins, Joan Crawford, Miley Cyrus, Bette Davis, Lana Del Rey, Catherine Deneuve, Marlene Dietrich, Celine Dion, Divine, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Lady Gaga, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, Gloria Gaynor, Jean Harlow, Rita Hayworth, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Billie Holiday, Whitney Houston, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, Beyoncé Knowles, Madonna, Jayne Mansfield, Ethel Merman, Bette Midler, Nicki Minaj, Liza Minnelli, Marilyn Monroe, Agnes Moorhead, Vanessa Paradis, Dolly Parton, Diana Rigg, Rihanna, Joan Rivers, Diana Ross, RuPaul, Britney Spears, Meryl Streep, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer, Elizabeth Taylor, Mae West, and others. It does not discuss lesbian icons. Annotation ©2018 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 216
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Georges-Claude Guilbert
Language: English
Street Date: May 25, 2018
TCIN: 53771918
UPC: 9781476674339
Item Number (DPCI): 248-03-1555
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