Yale Law Library series in legal history and reference.
"In this book I offer a new history of the evolution of privacy law in the United States that places the legal activism of individual women front and center, women such as the feisty Abigail Roberson, Coney Island high diver Mabel Colyer, the private detective Grace Humiston, Kansas housewife Stella Kunz, Broadway star Gladys Loftus, African American dancer Pauline Myers, and California society matron Gabrielle Melvin"--Page 2.
Previously issued as author's doctoral dissertation, University of Melbourne.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-293) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Setting the scene : proliferating pictures and the advent of photography and cinema "Has a beautiful girl the right to her own face?" : privacy, propreity, and property Medical men and peeping toms : spectacles of monstrosity and the camera's corporeal violations Privacy, the celluloid city, and the cinematic eye Privacy for profit and a right of publicity Hollywood heroes and shameful hookers : privacy moves West.
KF1263.M43 L35 2016
New Haven ; London : Yale University Press,