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Queens of Comedy : Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women - Susan N. Horowitz

Queens of Comedy

Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women

Paperback Published: 13th June 1997
ISBN: 9782884492447
Number Of Pages: 185

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Through candid personal interviews with Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, and other visionary performers, Queens of Comedy explores how comediennes have redefined the roles of women in not only the entertainment business, but society as a whole. Detailing both their public and private lives - as well as their many and varied performances - Queen of Comedy examines the impact these women have had on the predominantly male-oriented world of comedy. Performers like Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and their more recent counterparts, comediennes Brett Butler and Roseanne, have helped to sift women's roles in comedy from object to subject. This book maps out this shift, providing an often brutally honest picture of women's lives in both the spotlight of comedy and this modern world.

Introduction to the Series
Preface
Acknowledgments
Comic Appeal, Sex Appeal, and Powerp. 1
Lucille Ballp. 21
Phyllis Dillerp. 45
Carol Burnettp. 65
Joan Riversp. 87
Dumb Doras and Gawky Gertrudesp. 109
Wits and Wisecrackersp. 133
Bibliographyp. 165
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9782884492447
ISBN-10: 2884492445
Series: Studies in Humor and Gender,
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 185
Published: 13th June 1997
Publisher: TAYLOR & FRANCIS
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.94 x 15.7  x 1.14
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1