Male beauty : postwar masculinity in theater, film, and physique magazines / Kenneth Krauss.

  • Krauss, Kenneth, 1948-
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Albany : State University of New York Press, [2014]

Physical description

viii, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


Introduction -- Seeing through the glass menagerie: the emerging specter of male beauty -- Dangerous male beauty in the masculine style: regular and irregular guys in tea and sympathy -- Albee's untold story: the aftermath of male youth and beauty -- Complicated masculinity: the beauty of Montgomery Clift -- Doing and undoing masculinity: The early performances of Marlon Brando -- Beauty forever young: the brief career of James Dean -- All about Dick: physique magazines and the career of Richard Harrison -- As beauty does: the retreating Dr. Bishop -- Johnny, we hardly knew ye: male sex, sexuality, and gender -- Conclusion.

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-344) and index.


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    History of Medicine
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