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Notes

1. For some prior considerations of stars through the lenses of comedy, gender, and body theory, please see Kathleen Karlyn’s The Unruly Woman: Gender and the Genres of Laughter (University of Texas Press, 1995), Susan Murray’s “Ethnic Masculinity and Early Television’s Vaudeo Star” (Cinema Journal 42, Fall 2002), Neil Schmitz’s “Humor’s Body: Jackie Gleason, Roseanne, and Some Others” (Arizona Quarterly 56, Summer 2000), Virginia Wright Wexman’s “Returning from the Moon: Jackie Gleason, The Carnivalesque, and Television Comedy” (Journal of Film and Video 42, no. 2, Winter 1990), and my The B.M.O.C.—Big Men on Celluloid: Images of Masculine Obesity in Popular American Film and Television (Northwestern University, 2005). [return to text]

2. Alexander Doty, (1993): quoted by Balcerzak (2013), p. 6.

3. Balcerzak (2013) p. 49.

4. Balcerzak (2013) p. 59.

5. Balcerzak (2013) p. 68.

6. Balcerzak (2013) p. 72.

7. Balcerzak (2013) p. 74.

8. Balcerzak (2013) p. 74-5.

9. Jenkins, Henry and Karnick, Kristine Brunovska (1995), “Introduction: Acting Funny,” in Classical Hollywood Comedy (Karnick and Jenkins, eds.). New York, Routledge. p. 156.

10 Ibid.

11. Balcerzak (2013) p. 6.

12. Lhamon, W.T., Jr. (1998) Raising Cain: Blackface Performance from Jim Crow to Hip Hop. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. p. 70.

13. Balcerzak (2013) p. 118.

14. Balcerzak (2013) p. 143.[return to text]

15. Ibid.

16. Balcerzak (2013) p. 145.

17. The author references Cohan’s essay “Queering the Deal: On the Road with Hope and Crosby” in Hollywood Comedians: The Film Reader, edited by Frank Krutnik (2000), as well as Sedgwick’s books Between Men: English Literature and Male Homosocial Desire (1985) and Epistemology of the Closet (1990).

18. Balcerzak (2013) p. 147.

19. Balcerzak (2013) p. 148.

20. Balcerzak (2013) p. 151.

21. Balcerzak (2013) p. 171.

22. Balcerzak (2013) p. 178.

23. Balcerzak (2013) p. 179.

24. Balcerzak (2013) p. 8.

 


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