Another chance to download my Bunny Yeager article free.

For the next 48 hours my Bunny Yeager article is available free from Feminist Media Histories as part of their Women’s History Month offer.

N.B. The window for the free download has now expired, anyone who can’t access the paper through their library send me a message.

Free Cheesecake – this week only

My article on Bunny Yeager, ‘Having her Cheesecake and Eating It’, in the journal Feminist Media Histories is available to download FOR FREE FOR THIS WEEK ONLY!

If you are into retro culture, pin-up photography, feminism and sexploitation cinema, this SHOULD be right up your street.14915144_607211236129893_3543917913881494731_n

FMH say:
In this week’s free article download, Ellen Wright writes about the life and work of photographer Bunny Yeager in “Having her Cheesecake and Eating it: Performance, Professionalism and the politics of the Gaze in the Pin-Up Self Portraiture of Bunny Yeager.”
Wright demonstrates how Yeager “embodied a mode of professional and sexual agency that engaged with broader, progressive ideas pertaining to women’s labor and identity circulating in 1960s America as part of feminism’s second wave.”
Free to download from our website for the next 7 days…

So simply hop on over to their page by giving the image above a click and give it a
download.
Oh! And don’t forget to let me know what you thought…

Feminist Media Histories: Bunny Yeager podcast!

14449826_588230834694600_8832240371205123592_nI’m featured in the first ever Feminist Media Histories podcast! Sharing air time with the wonderful Hilary Hallett and Lois Banner, all talking about our contributions to the current issue of FMH on Histories of Celebrity with Feminist Media Histories editor Shelley Stamp.

In the interview i discuss my work on Bunny Yeager and 1960s celebrity culture, which features in the current issue (for more details, see previous posts). So give it a listen and if you’re feeling fruity, give it a share too. The podcast also includes the special issue’s guest editor Hilary A. Hallett talking about gender and histories of celebrity, and an interview with Lois Banner, whose article concentrates on the feminism of the Great Garbo.

 

Bunny Yeager article – out now

Well… Its out! My article ‘Having Her Cheesecake and Eating It: Performance, Professionalism, and the Politics of the Gaze in the Pinup Self-Portraiture of Bunny Yeager’ on the  agency and professional celebrity of ‘the world’s prettiest photographer’ is up there on the Feminist Media Histories page.

If anyone who’s not a scholar wants a read, pm me and I can email you a copy over as its currently behind a paywall.

The issue also features Jennifer Clark’s article on celebrity performances and television labor practices of The Gypsy Rose Lee Show. I’m really looking forward to reading this!

http://fmh.ucpress.edu/content/2/4/116

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IHR History Spot Podcast: Spectacular Bodies

016-george-petty-theredlistThe latest History SPOT Podcast from the Institute of Historical Research, features Dr. Ellen Wright giving her paper Spectacular Bodies: The Swimsuit, Censorship and Hollywood. The paper was given at the IHR as part of the Sport and Leisure History series on the 3rd of June. It forms part of an ongoing research project for Dr. Wright into Hollywood, the swimsuit, pin-up imagery and advertising.

George Petty, “You Have a Good Line Darling, but your Jantzen Lines are Better,” Jantzen swimsuit advertisement, 1939, watercolor and pencil on paper laid on board, 22.5 x 18 inch