. Dames: Icon of the fifties / Doris Day -- No angel to her daughter / Marlene Dietrich -- Hiding in the spotlight / Meryl Streep -- The goddess as ordinary woman / Liv Ullmann -- Belle dame sans merci / Jeanne Moreau -- Goodness has nothing to do with it / Mae West -- The other side of the legend / Gloria Swanson -- Swept away on a wave of sexism / Lina Wertmuller -- Making hash of the blues / Carol Burnett -- Lucy et al. / Lucille Ball -- Still here / Shirley Maclaine -- Two protofeminist heroines / Howard Hawks -- . Guys: Lights...camera...Daddy! -- Rape: the 2,000-year-old misunderstanding -- Unmourned losses, unsettled claims / Truman Capote -- What makes John Wayne larger than life? -- . Literary heroines: Against the grain of womanhood / The Bostonians -- Female in the purest state / Colette -- A woman for all seasons / Emma -- . The nineties: Where do we go from here?: Lipstick envy -- Nude with attitude -- Bearded ladies: women in comedy.
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