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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 127–155.
Published: 01 December 2019
... at The United States Steel Hour (ABC, 1953–55; CBS, 1955–63), “I think it was a shameful omission that I was not permitted to attend today’s meeting.” For decades, women like Hechtlinger and Wood have suffered such “omissions” within television history. This essay seeks to integrate their stories, work...
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Camera Obscura (2015) 30 (2 (89)): 125–155.
Published: 01 September 2015
... deputy Barney presented a new, more tolerant South. Andy Griffith’s strange importance to television history can- not be overstated. From 1960 to 1968, the sitcom was top ranked in the Nielsen reports, and in its final season it was the highest ranked show on television.2 A spin-­off...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 175–178.
Published: 01 December 1989
... with discourses of gender, class, race and nationhood across the social formation. The concept of “the female spectator” is not limited to psychic and textual analyses. It also informs the questions, assumptions and methodologies of film and television history. My research interests lie...
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Camera Obscura (2001) 16 (3 (48)): 264–265.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... London: British Film Institute, 2000. Edgerton, Gary R., and Peter C. Rollins, eds. Television Histories: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2001. Fainaru, Dan, ed. Theo Angelopoulos Interviews. Jackson: University Press...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 180–182.
Published: 01 December 2002
.... Edgerton, Gary, and Peter C. Rollins, eds. Television Histories: Shaping Collective Memory in the Media Age. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001. Estrin, Mark W., ed. Orson Welles: Interviews. Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2002. Eyles, Allen. Odeon Cinemas 1...
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Camera Obscura (2007) 22 (2 (65)): 166–172.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., and David M. Halperin (New York: Routledge, 1993), 177. 10. Lauren Rabinovitz, “Ms.-Representation: The Politics of Feminist Sitcoms,” in Television, History, and American Culture: Feminist Critical Essays, ed. Mary Beth Haralovich and Rabinovitz (Durham, NC: Duke University...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 155–168.
Published: 01 May 1988
... by them: the show would be nowhere without its immense web of echoes, allusions and citations from television history and popular culture generally. (The network of citations, as it were, is usually quite medium-specific in Pee-wee’s work: that is to say, the TV show is replete with TV...
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Camera Obscura (2002) 17 (3 (51)): 31–69.
Published: 01 December 2002
... to appear in official television histories, yet their signifying and economic power in the industry suggests their irrefutable agency in the formative stages of broadcast history. Born within two years of one another (Lyons in 1905, Francis in 1907), Lyons and Francis led strikingly parallel lives...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 203–225.
Published: 01 January 1988
...) and her girl-crazy teenage son (Dwayne Hickman). Episodes frequently concern Bob's relationships with scores of beautiful models. UCLA: 168 episodes; 1955-1959; some with commercials. Bonanza. NBC; 1959-1973. One of the longest running and most successful series in TV history, Bonanza concerns...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (3 (84)): 67–101.
Published: 01 December 2013
... In a series of articles published in the film journal Screen that are now known as the “Days of Hope debate,” Colin MacCabe argues that a television miniseries such as the BBC’s Days of Hope (UK, 1975) can never produce a “progres- sive” notion of history because its narrative discourses will always...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (1 (19)): 86–107.
Published: 01 January 1989
... into 91 time, place and generation, and then shrink back into the politics of the personal.”19 The ahistorical tendencies Taylor laments are, ac- cording to Joyrich, central features of television melodrama: “Invoking history and memory even as they refuse historical grounding, TV...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 42–75.
Published: 01 May 1994
...,” presented at the Center for Literary and Cultural Studies, Harvard University, February 1994. 18. “Original Movies Boosting Lifetime’s Fortunes,” Broadcasting 2 Sep- tember 1991: 27-28. 19. Lifetime Television, “Lifetime Television History,” press release...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 157–167.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Feminist Television Criticism, Charlotte Brunsdon, Julie D Acci, and Lynn Spigel declare that their objective in excavating feminist television histories is to find women s voices, or the conditions under which femininity is produced, by either looking in places that are not conventionally regarded...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 128–153.
Published: 01 January 1988
... of postm odern America n culture in which history, subjec• tivity, and reality itself flattens out into a TV image and we are left searching for signs of mean ing within an endless flow of images-a situation lead ing to nostalgia for past trad itions and wha t may be a backlash...
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Camera Obscura (2019) 34 (3): 31–61.
Published: 01 December 2019
... largely the currency in which cultural value is measured. In other words, scholars of television history may dismiss formal criticism for its ignorance of contexts of production and reception, but I suggest that television s content and form in its developmental years directly contextualize industry...
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Camera Obscura (2000) 15 (1 (43)): 45–93.
Published: 01 May 2000
... or progressive polit- ical consciousness, it is in fact linked to a cliché about television, one that has a complicated history. Television scholars have firmly established that the medium of television, like other ele- ments of mass culture, has...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 29–59.
Published: 01 May 1996
... and a woman on any continent, we have noted that Xuxa's individual achievements have been virtually written out of scholarly accounts of the institutions wherein she has worked, so that she remains marginalized within even Latin American television history. To understand Xuxa's...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (1 (16)): 9–46.
Published: 01 January 1988
... and the basic mechanisms of the network oligopoly were set in motion. Historical studies have concentrated upon the latter half of this problem. That is to say, the history of television has been conceived primarily as a history of the economic, regulatory, and political struggles which gave rise...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 146–165.
Published: 01 May 1994
... by most of the academic readings of the series has been the too-quick assumption that China Beach proceeds by mobilizing the history of TV news and documentary cov- erage of the war in order to claim for itself the status of “docudrama” and the epistemological power of historical fact.s Rowe...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 192–211.
Published: 01 May 1994
... television has enjoyed a proud 20-year history of dealing ‘frankly’ with homosexuality with- out ever depicting its simplest manifestation, ” gay author Armistead Maupin has suggested that the gay kiss may only be imagined to be “repulsive to most viewers” (as the executives claim) because...