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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 133–154.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Constance Penley The Cabinet of Dr. Pee-wee: Consumerism and Sexual Terror Constance Penley Every evening at lighting up o’clock sharp and until further notice in Feenichts Playhouse. . . . By arraignment, childream’s hours, expercatered . . . .With nightly...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 155–168.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Ian Balfour The Playhouse of the Signifier: Reading Pee-wee Herman Ian Balfour I. The Mail-Lady I want to begin with a phrase from Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the epithet for the character named Reba, who is called the “mail-lady,” because her job is to deliver the mail. At first...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 169–193.
Published: 01 May 1988
...Henry Jenkins, III “Going Bonkers Children, Play and Pee-wee Henry Jenkins 111 We’ve watched them gaping at the screen. They loll and slop and lounge about, and stare until their eyes pop out. . . . They sit and stare and stare and sit until they’re hypnotized by it...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 125–143.
Published: 01 September 1991
...Alexander Doty Copyright © 1991 by The Johns Hopkins University Press 1991 The Sissy Boy, The Fat Ladies, and The Dykes: Queerness and/as Gender in Pee-wee’s World Alexander Doty In all the things I’ve read or heard about Pee-wee Herman, his shows, and his films, only two...
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Camera Obscura (2013) 28 (1 (82)): 167–168.
Published: 01 May 2013
... University Press 167 168  •  Camera Obscura ers. He was a particular inspiration for us at Camera Obscura, serving as an advisory editor, making a major contribution to the dossier on Pee-­Wee’s Playhouse  in the “Male Trouble” special issue and sub- sequent book, and coediting our special...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (3 (18)): 157–159.
Published: 01 September 1988
.... jacobs, Lea The Woman's Film and the Female Spectator. On Mary Ann Doane's The Desire to Desire: The Woman's Film ofthe 1940s. No.18; pp. 53-66. jenkins III, Henry "Going Bonkers Children, Play and Pee-wee. No.17; pp. 169-192. joyrich, Lynne...
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Camera Obscura (1981) 3 (1 (7)): 151–152.
Published: 01 May 1981
... Film Quarterlyn8 of Theory, Criticism, and Practice FILM AND CULTURE William C. Wees, “The Cinematic Image as a Visualization of Sight”; Janet Staiger, “Mass-producedPhotoplays: Eco- nomic and Signifying Practices in the First Years of Holly...
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Camera Obscura (1992) 10 (3 (30)): 92–111.
Published: 01 May 1992
... late 1991, for in July of that year, Paul Reubens-“Pee-wee Herman” of television and movie fame-was arrested at a Sarasota, Florida, adult movie theater for allegedly masturbating in view of several undercover police officers, and the ensuing media coverage was widespread and intensive...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (1-2 (25-26)): 4–7.
Published: 01 September 1991
...) a Man,” and Alexander Doty’s “The Sissy Boy, the Fat Ladies, and the Dykes: Queerness and/as Gender in Pee-wee’s World offer explicit critical responses to Camera Obscura’s “Male Trouble” issue (no. 17) spe- cifically, and to recent feminist interest in the construction of mas...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (3 (81)): 137–147.
Published: 01 December 2012
... such a congress would provide, arguing that “those without established institutional credentials are to be marginalized within the consolidation of the of cial margins, to be presented as Film Historical leftovers.”11 However, as Bill Wees argues quite astutely, the “Open Letter” also was signi...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 1988
... and varied- from British feminists, male feminists, and concerned fathers to Jerry Lewis and Pee-wee Herman fans, and from psychoanalysis, decon- struction, and art history to marxism and sociology. Through this diversity, we expect these essays to contribute to the urgently needed...
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Camera Obscura (2012) 27 (1 (79)): 127–155.
Published: 01 May 2012
... helping bellicose adversaries see eye- to- eye. In Wee Willie Winkie (dir. John Ford, US, Temple is the darling of a British colonial outpost in Afghanistan, and in Susanna of the Mounties (dir. Walter Lang and William A. Seiter, US, she is adopted by the Canadian Royal Mounted Police. These...
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Camera Obscura (1990) 8 (3 (24)): 46–63.
Published: 01 September 1990
...- traordinary figure, and the whole phenomenon of ‘primitive cinema’ and tableaux structure is something that’s very interesting to me. It’s a tremendously rich tradition, surely more interesting than things that have been done recently. Except for Pee Wee’s Playhouse, which is...
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Camera Obscura (1991) 9 (3 (27)): 179–187.
Published: 01 September 1991
.... 142-1 47. Doane, Mary Ann and Janet Bergstrom The Female Spectator: Contexts and Directions. No. 20-21; pp. 5-27. Doty, Alexander The Sissy Boy, The Fat Ladies, and The Dykes: Queerness andlas Gender in Pee-wee’s World. No. 25-26; pp. 125-143. Felleman, Susan Fluid Fantasies...
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Camera Obscura (2003) 18 (1 (52)): 129–155.
Published: 01 May 2003
... interruption of a found footage film outlined by William Wees: It lifts the original travelogue and colonial documen- tary out of its original context, thus exposing its ideological mean- ings, and it interrupts the narrative flow visually, aurally, and in terms of film speed.26 As Wees explains about...
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Camera Obscura (1989) 7 (2-3 (20-21)): 40–52.
Published: 01 December 1989
....” Descant 61 (Summer 1988 ). Armatage , Kay “About to Speak: The Woman's Voice in Patricia Gruben's Sifted Evidence.” Words and Moving Images: Essays on Verbal and Visual Expression in Film and Television . Edited by Wees, William C., and Michael Dorland. Canadian Film Studies 1/Études...
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Camera Obscura (1995) 12 (2 (35)): 52–84.
Published: 01 May 1995
... say that the male body has no place in camp lore: indeed, it is everywhere (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pee Wee Herman). But its campiness is configured in very different ways. Whereas female icons are constructed as artifacts past their prime, male camp icons often highlight...
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Camera Obscura (1996) 13 (2 (38)): 29–59.
Published: 01 May 1996
... extent that one might argue that the English Xuxa show does not stand out visually in the context of US television, competing with commercials and with other bright and loud children's programs (or the memory of them, such as Pee-wee's Playhouse), it does certainly supply lively action and music...
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Camera Obscura (1994) 11-12 (3-1 (33-34)): 132–145.
Published: 01 May 1994
... thirtysomething features a “hen fest” between the Dana Delaney character and thirtysomething’s Hope and Nancy in which a discussion of the male of the species-“It’s either Nietschze or Pee Wee Herman, there’s no middle ground”-uncannily parallels the promo for China Beach just viewed. Lifetime gives...
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Camera Obscura (1988) 6 (2 (17)): 68–81.
Published: 01 May 1988
...-thus, for instance, Howard Hawks’s comedies are considered unique for their inversions of the all-male world of adventure films; Pee-wee Herman and Jerry Lewis are viewed as exemplary male hysterics; etc Nevertheless, despite the notorious problems inherent in claims for the...