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Small screens, big ideas [electronic resource] : television in the 1950s / edited by Janet Thumim.

Contributor(s): Thumim, Janet, 1945-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2002Description: 1 online resource (viii, 262 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1417521023 (electronic bk.); 9781417521029 (electronic bk.); 1860646824 (pbk.); 9781860646829 (pbk.); 1860646832 (hbk.); 9781860646836 (hbk.).Subject(s): Television -- History -- 20th century | Television -- Social aspects | T�el�evision -- Histoire -- 20e si�ecle | T�el�evision -- Aspect social | PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- Reference | Televisieprogramma's | Sociale aspecten | Fernsehen | Geschichte 1950-1960Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Aufsatzsammlung.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Small screens, big ideas.DDC classification: 791.4509045 Other classification: 24.36 | 05.36 | AP 33200 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
I've seen this one before : the construction of 'classic TV' on cable television / Derek Kompare -- Selling soap : post-war television soap opera and the American housewife / Kristen Hatch -- Study of a mad housewife : psychiatric discourse, the suburban home and the case of Gracie Allen / Allison McCracken -- Lessons from Uncle Miltie : ethnic masculinity and early television's vaudeo star / Susan Murray -- Nothin' could be finah : The Dinah Shore Chevy show / Lola Clare Bratten -- Re-made for television : Hedy Lamarr's post-war star textuality / Diane Negra -- Maureen O'Hara's 'Confidential' life : recycling stars through gossip and moral biography / Mary Desjardins -- Matinee theater : difference, compromise and the 1950s daytime audience / Matthew Murray -- The BBC and the birth of The Wednesday Play, 1962-66 : institutional containment versus 'agitational contemporaneity' / Madeleine MacMurraugh-Kavanagh -- Mystery and imagination : anatomy of a Gothic anthology series / Helen Wheatley -- Exploiting the intimate screen : The quartermass experiment, fantasy and the aesthetic potential of early television drama / Catherine Johnson -- This week in 1956 : the introduction of current affairs on ITV / Victoria Wegg-Prosser -- Women at work : popular drama on British television c1955-60 / Janet Thumim -- Crackint open the set : television repair and tinkering with gender, 1949-1955 / Lisa Parks.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [244]-253) and indexes.

I've seen this one before : the construction of 'classic TV' on cable television / Derek Kompare -- Selling soap : post-war television soap opera and the American housewife / Kristen Hatch -- Study of a mad housewife : psychiatric discourse, the suburban home and the case of Gracie Allen / Allison McCracken -- Lessons from Uncle Miltie : ethnic masculinity and early television's vaudeo star / Susan Murray -- Nothin' could be finah : The Dinah Shore Chevy show / Lola Clare Bratten -- Re-made for television : Hedy Lamarr's post-war star textuality / Diane Negra -- Maureen O'Hara's 'Confidential' life : recycling stars through gossip and moral biography / Mary Desjardins -- Matinee theater : difference, compromise and the 1950s daytime audience / Matthew Murray -- The BBC and the birth of The Wednesday Play, 1962-66 : institutional containment versus 'agitational contemporaneity' / Madeleine MacMurraugh-Kavanagh -- Mystery and imagination : anatomy of a Gothic anthology series / Helen Wheatley -- Exploiting the intimate screen : The quartermass experiment, fantasy and the aesthetic potential of early television drama / Catherine Johnson -- This week in 1956 : the introduction of current affairs on ITV / Victoria Wegg-Prosser -- Women at work : popular drama on British television c1955-60 / Janet Thumim -- Crackint open the set : television repair and tinkering with gender, 1949-1955 / Lisa Parks.

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