King Football: Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio and Newsreels, Movies and Magazines, the Weekly & the Daily Press

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Illustrations
Figure 1–1. Cover of American Boy, October 19174
Figure 1–1. “Football Roundup,” Baltimore Afro-American, 5 November 195540
Figure 1–2. Advertisement for Music Master radio, 192443
Figure 1–3. Scene from Horse Feathers, 193258
Figure 1–4. Football covers: American Boy, October 1920; Life, 15 November 1923; Judge, 19 October 1929; All-American Football Magazine, Fall 193960
Figure 1–5. Pop-modernist football: Vanity Fair, November 1930; Penn–Ohio State football program, 11 November 1933; St. Mary’s–Oregon football program, 27 November 1930; Washington-Idaho football program, 29 September 193462
Figure 2–1. Georgia-Yale Section, Atlanta Constitution, 12 October 192990
Figure 2–2. Bulldog Turner of Hardin-Simmons as football cowboy in 193997
Figure 4–1. J. C. Leyendecker covers for the Saturday Evening Post (14 November 1908), Popular Magazine (November 1909), and Collier’s (18 November 1916), and a Kuppenheimer ad in 1921140
Figure 4–2. Leyendecker cover of the Saturday Evening Post, 24 November 1928142
Figure 4–3. Cover of the Saturday Evening Post, 21 November 1931, painted by E. M. Jackson144
Figure 4–4. Covers by Perry Barlow for the New Yorker, 25 October 1941, and by Arthur Crouch for Collier’s, 3 December 1938147
Figure 4–5. Cover by Dick Sargent for the Saturday Evening Post, 17 October 1959154
Figure 4–6. Scene from Yes, Sir, That’s My Baby, 1949155
Figure 5–1. Cover of Literary Digest, 13 November 1920165
Figure 5–2. Cover of the Saturday Evening Post, 14 November 1936168
Figure 5–3. Cover of the Saturday Evening Post, 21 November 1914172
Figure 5–4. Cover of Good Housekeeping, September 1936174
Figure 5–5. Cover of Life, 13 November 1924177
Figure 5–6. Cover of Collier’s, 2 December 1939178

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King Football: Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio and Newsreels, Movies and Magazines, the Weekly & the Daily Press
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction 1
  • I - In the Kingdom of Football 21
  • 1 - Reading, Watching, & Listening to Football 23
  • 2 - Local Football 65
  • 3 - Who Cares about Reform? 101
  • 4 - Players’ or Coaches’ Whose Game Is It? 126
  • 5 - Gridiron, U.S.a 162
  • 6 - Sanctioning Savagery 199
  • II - What We Think about When We Think about Football 223
  • 7 - Class? 225
  • 8 - Ethnicity 255
  • 9 - Race 283
  • 10 - Masculinity 328
  • Epilogue- Into the Age of Television 364
  • Appendix A - Football Films, 1920–1960 371
  • Appendix B - Football Covers on the Saturday Evening Post and Collier’s, 1920–1960 374
  • Appendix C - Football Fiction in the Saturday Evening Post and Collier’s, 1920–1960 378
  • Notes 383
  • Bibliography 435
  • Index 471
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