Comic politics gender in Hollywood comedy after the new right by Nicole Matthews

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Published by Manchester University Press in Manchester, New York .

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  • Comedy films -- History and criticism,
  • Motion pictures -- California -- Hollywood -- History,
  • Feminism and motion pictures

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StatementNicole Matthews
SeriesInside popular film
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 162 p. ;
Number of Pages162
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17007008M
ISBN 100719055024, 0719055032

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