Table of contents for Dying swans and madmen : ballet, the body, and narrative cinema / Adrienne L. McLean.


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Acknowledgments          ix
Introduction: Ballet in Tin Cans                        1
1    A Channel for Progress: Theatrical Dance,
Popular Culture, and (The) American Ballet             34
2    The Lot of a Ballerina Is Indeed Tough:
Gender, Genre, and the Ballet Film through 1947, Part 1  62
3    The Man Was Mad-But a Geniusl:
Gender, Genre, and the Ballet Film through 1947, Part 11  104
4    If You Can Disregard the Plot:
The Red Shoes in an American Context                  133
5    The Second Act Will Be Quite Different:
Cinema, Culture, and Ballet in the 1950s              172
6    Turning Points: Ballet and Its Bodies in the "Post-Studio" Era  215
Notes                   259
Filmography             291
Index                   297



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Ballet in motion pictures, television, etc