The Thrill Makers

The Thrill Makers

Celebrity, Masculinity, and Stunt Performance

eBook - 2012
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Well before Evel Knievel or Hollywood stuntmen, reality television or the X Games, North America had a long tradition of stunt performance, of men (and some women) who sought media attention and popular fame with public feats of daring. Many of these feats--jumping off bridges, climbing steeples and buildings, swimming incredible distances, or doing tricks with wild animals--had their basis in the manual trades or in older entertainments like the circus. Jacob Smith shows how turn-of-the-century bridge jumpers, human flies, lion tamers, and stunt pilots first drew crowds to watch them.
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
ISBN: 9780520952362
0520952367
9780520270886
0520270886
9780520270893
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9781280492020
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