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"Come on Home with Me": "42nd Street" and the Gay Male World of the 1930s

Leonard J. Leff
Cinema Journal
Vol. 39, No. 1 (Autumn, 1999), pp. 3-22
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1225796
Page Count: 20
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"Come on Home with Me": "42nd Street" and the Gay Male World of the 1930s
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Abstract

In 1933, when the fairy was the most visible representative of American gay culture, Warner Bros.' "42nd Street" portrayed its lead character, Julian Marsh, as a "masculine homosexual" who lent a gay sensibility to the film's narrative and the musical numbers that animated it.

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