Tuesday, December 14, 2010

JPC: Nurse-sleuth Cherry Ames.

Cover of Cherry Ames,
Chief Nurse
(1944), from
Series Books for Girls
In the most recent issue of the Journal of Popular Culture Adrianne Finlay looks at the portrayal of nurse-sleuth Cherry Ames during and after World War II as "an ambulatory recruiting poster and asexual pinup girl" (1200). Although Finlay identifies only Helen Wells as the author of the series, another writer who contributed to the series was Julie Campbell Tatham, creator of Trixie Belden.

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