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"When I'm Bad, I'm Better"

Mae West, Sex, and American Entertainment

Marybeth Hamilton (Author)

Not available in British Common; Available in Canada

Paperback, 317 pages
ISBN: 9780520210943
December 1997
$31.95, £23.95
In a world of trendsetting film icons, few are more familiar than Mae West. Yet for all her public controversy, West is also a mystery. Marybeth Hamilton combines elements of biography, cultural analysis, and social history to unmask West and reveal her commercial savvy, willpower, and truly shocking theatrical transgressions.
Marybeth Hamilton holds a Ph.D. in History from Princeton University and teaches American History at Birkbeck College, University of London.

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