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Out of the Mouths of BabesGirl Evangelists in the Flapper Era$
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Thomas A. Robinson and Lanette D. Ruff

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199790876

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.001.0001

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The Girls and the Media

The Girls and the Media

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(p.126) Chapter 13 The Girls and the Media
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Out of the Mouths of Babes
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Thomas A. Robinson

Lanette D. Ruff

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199790876.003.0013

The golden age of girl evangelists came at the same time when newspapers were king, news wire services fiercely competitive, and new magazines were being established. Largely because of the interest of the press, the girl evangelist phenomenon became widely known, even in the popular culture. Generally the girl received good press, though often only because the press was lazy and simply cribbed from the promotional material of the girl evangelist. The religious press was often more critical, but often as unbalanced, largely because of the internal war within Protestantism. Radio was the newest medium, and girls used that readily. The girl evangelist phenomenon quickly moved from the popular press into literature, especially in film and fiction, where the girls were usually made a bit older and a sexual dimension become more pronounced.

Keywords:   media, newspapers and wire services, religious press, fiction and film, radio

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