Masked Men: Masculinity and the Movies in the Fifties


Author Steven Cohan draws on popular publicity to link narratives of masculinity and the personae of Hollywood's leading men like John Wayne, Cary Grant, Marlon Brando, Rock Hudson, and others. Cohan analyzes the gender and sexual masquerades of their performances of masculinity and challenges the postwar ideal of the typical American male as that omnipresent, but invisible Man in a Gray Flannel Suit. 48 photos.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Bloomington, IN
Publication year:
  • 1997


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