Abstract

This essay considers how Hollywood presented the song St. Louis Blues in a number of movies during the early to mid-1930s. It argues that the tune's history and accumulated use in films enabled Hollywood to employ it in an increasingly complex manner to evoke essential questions about female sexuality, class, and race.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2578-4919
Print ISSN
2578-4900
Pages
pp. 84-108
Launched on MUSE
2002-02-01
Open Access
No
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