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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 69–87.
Published: 01 May 2008
... of the 1979 film The Rose (dir. Mark Rydell, US), and in particular, through its spectacular reimagining of Janis Joplin's death, Bradshaw explores our cultural attachment to narratives of the diva's abjection and shame. By framing Joplin, that quintessential symbol of both 1960s rock-and-roll culture...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 1–31.
Published: 01 December 2014
... musical fashions such as American rock and roll, swing, mambo, calypso, and cha-cha. Her performances stand out as key sites for the cinematic remediation of foreign musical styles, channeling and absorbing their connotations of otherness, exoticism, and sensuality. Moreover, Mambo Girl catalyzed a far...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 1–27.
Published: 01 September 2015
... sensibilities. This essay argues that BREAKAWAY is an inherently collaborative and cross-disciplinary work that self-reflexively invokes the utopian aspirations of the American underground and popular culture during the mid-1960s, especially through its utilization of rock and roll, a genre rooted in vernacular...
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Camera Obscura (2008) 23 (1 (67)): 165–171.
Published: 01 May 2008
..., in thrift stores.”5 While Jett, on the other hand, appears on the cover of the 1981 album I Love Rock N’ Roll in a pink tuxedo jacket with a turquoise scarf tied around her neck like an ascot, items that could have been borrowed directly from Coward’s wardrobe a few decades...
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Camera Obscura (2010) 25 (2 (74)): 1–39.
Published: 01 September 2010
... sprung up across the US over the past decade. Misty McElroy founded the first of these camps, the Rock ’n’ Roll Camp for Girls, in Portland, Oregon, in 2000. Since that time, girl-­centered rock camps have been launched in several other cities in the US, England, Canada, and Sweden, thus leading...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 146–165.
Published: 01 May 1994
...- cupation with the question of memory, Music and Memories reminds us of David James’s assertion, in his analysis of the part played by rock and roll in Vietnam representation, that “the invasion has now become so overlain by sixties music that convincing attempts...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 134–139.
Published: 01 September 2007
... also Dyer, “In Defence of Disco,” in Only Entertainment (London: Routledge, 1992), 149 – 58. 7. Simon Reynolds and Joy Press, The Sex Revolts: Gender, Rebellion, and Rock ’n’ Roll (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1995), 294. Ramon Lobato is a doctoral...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 97–125.
Published: 01 December 2019
... conversation about attachment and ambivalence in the era of marriage equality. Copyright © 2019 Camera Obscura 2019 High Art Laurel Canyon The Kids Are All Right reattachment Stanley Cavell Figure 1. Rock n roll threesome. Laurel Canyon (dir. Lisa Cholodenko, US, 2002) If three things resembling...
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Camera Obscura (2014) 29 (3 (87)): 33–63.
Published: 01 December 2014
... in American Quarterly, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Journal of Urban History, History of Education Quarterly , and the Journal of Pan-African Studies . His first book, The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ’n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia , was published...
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Camera Obscura (2011) 26 (1 (76)): 65–93.
Published: 01 May 2011
... of Des Barres, who describes herself as “queen of the groupies, best-­selling author, renowned journalist, Internet columnist, rock & roll aficionado,” is to contextualize Hendrix within a specific cultural moment.16 Her cameo as a pseudohistorian is elicited through her recount- ing...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 78–116.
Published: 01 January 1988
...: "The Rock 'n Roll Kid Con• versations about shopping for new furniture in an episode of The Goldbergs directed viewers' attention to furnishings in the Goldberg home provided for the show by Macy's department store in exchange for a commercial acknowledgement (The Goldbergs...
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Camera Obscura (2004) 19 (3 (57)): 157–185.
Published: 01 December 2004
... and experiences so divergent as to challenge the very notions of communication and community. While critics at the time enjoyed treating it as a film à clef to be decoded by aligning it with rock and roll history,Velvet Gold- mine puts so many flagrant obstacles in the way of such a strategy...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (2 (23)): 108–131.
Published: 01 May 1990
... and the Emergence of Rock n Roll,” Black Music Research Journal (Fall, 1989): 271-295; Anders Stephanson, “Interview with Cornell West,” Universal Abandon?: The Politics of Post- modernism, ed. Andrew Ross (Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P, 1989) 2 69-2 86. 3. See the special issue...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 31–61.
Published: 01 December 2019
....42 As a safer, less lascivious Elvis, Ricky s heartthrob role was one way the program s producers aimed to draw in a new, younger audience while domesticating the still-potent threat of rock n roll through the show s family-friendly setting.43 Like the viewer, Ozzie and Harriet can stay home in bed...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 175–183.
Published: 01 September 2021
... a heavy rucksack filled with paints, turpentine, oils, brushes, and rolls of canvas. There were sharp rocks to climb, horizons to see into. And lovers to mesh with unencumbered. I did not accept swelling tender breasts, rounding belly, the constant need to leave what I was looking at in its transformative...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 169–193.
Published: 01 May 1988
... bank teller?” and he says, “No! Your bike!” and then Pee-wee says, then Pee-wee rolls down on the ground and goes HAHAHAHA! and then Francis says, “What’s so funny, Pee-wee?” and then Pee-wee says, “It’s not for sale” and then the people start arguing and it sounds like...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (3 (36)): 134–153.
Published: 01 September 1995
... marks a period when two musical race markets vied for dominance in the commercial sphere only to meld more and more into the popular main~tream.~While music streams have been defined as Black R&B and white Rock, and both categories have been dominated by men...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 29–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... authenticity predates the coming of the virtual Tupac, however. Traditionally, the live performance evidenced rock musicians’ authenticity. Against bands such as the Monkees, live performances verified that personality and musical performance corresponded.20 But while concertgoers once attended...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 24–53.
Published: 01 January 1989
... the steps, now as a group of anonymous shadows cast over the victims. The concluding images of the sequence portray a baby carriage, abandoned when a young mother is killed, rolling down the steps; a young male student shrieking in terror; a wild-eyed cossack brandishing his...
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Camera Obscura (2021) 36 (2 (107)): 65–97.
Published: 01 September 2021
..., “eHarmony Video Bio” locates itself within a distinctly contemporary scene of the gendered voice. Debbie's speech patterns and intonations evoke what came to be popularly known in the early 2010s as “sexy baby voice,” through an episode of Tina Fey's broadcast television program 30 Rock (NBC, 2006–13...
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