Movies Posters - The Queer Movie Poster Book
by Jenni Olson
Paperback Book Details
- 132 Pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books
Description by OLDIES.com:
Films about "the love that dare not speak its name" have been around for decades, but only recently have they formed an out-and-proud genre. In the first overview of its kind, The Queer Movie Poster Book traces the history of gay film through its posters and promotional art. Sometimes alluring, sometimes lurid, often coded, the posters speak volumes about the social mores of the times and the struggle for queer identity. Historian Jenni Olson includes over 150 posters -- from Wallace Beery drag follies to the latest indy productions -- which showcase the varied spectrum of queer cinema. Fascinating sidebars discuss dykesploitation films (typically made by straight men for straight men), gay porn (an overlooked means to social liberation in its own right), and films with transgender themes (studded with pulled-from-the-headlines movies). From the earnest to the campy, The Queer Movie Poster Book constitutes a vibrant feast of popular art and a valuable document of gay film culture.
King Kong - The Amazingly True Adventures of Merian C.... (Book)(5)
$1.98 on SALE
Names You Never Remember, with Faces You Never Forget -... (Book)(10)
$16.95 on SALE
Hollywood's Made-To-Order Punks - The Complete Film History... (Book)(8)
$19.95 on SALE
The Time Tunnel: A History of the Television Program (Book)(3)
$29.98 on SALE
Sherlock Holmes & the Fabulous Faces - The Universal... (Book)(4)
$17.98 on SALE
Who Sang Our Songs?: The Official Rhythm & Blues And... (Book)(15)
$3.98 on SALE
Covering Blues: Thirty Classic Album Covers- A Book of...(2)
$2.98 on SALE
They All Sang on the Corner: A Second Look at New York... (Book)(9)
$6.98 on SALE
Peter Cushing - An Autobiography and Past Forgetting (Book)(5)
$19.98 on SALE
George Reeves - Speeding Bullet: The Life and Bizarre Death... (Book)(4)
$24.95 on SALE
Customers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 2 ratings.
Based on 2 ratings.
Be the first Customer to write an online review of this product!