Girls will be boys : cross-dressed women, lesbians, and American cinema, 1908-1934 / Laura Horak.
"Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, and Katharine Hepburn all made lasting impressions with the cinematic cross-dressing they performed onscreen. What few modern viewers realize, however, is that these seemingly daring performances of the 1930s actually came at the tail end of a long wave of gender...
New Brunswick, New Jersey :
Rutgers University Press,
- Part 1. Cross-dressed women as American ideals (1908-1921)
- Moving picture uplift and the female boy
- Cowboy girls, girl spies, and the homoerotic frontier
- Intermezzo codes of deviance (1892-1914)
- Cultural hierarchy and the detection of sexual deviance in a Florida enchantment (1894 and 1914)
- Part 2. The emergence of lesbian legibility (1921-1934)
- Enter the lesbian: cosmopolitanism, trousers, and lesbians in the 1920s
- The lesbian vogue and backlash against cross-dressed women in the 1930s
- Appendix: U.S. films featuring cross-dressed women, 1895-1934.