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A Locker Room of Her OwnCelebrity, Sexuality, and Female Athletes$
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David C. Ogden and Joel Nathan Rosen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617038136

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.001.0001

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Folklore and Fairy Tales

Folklore and Fairy Tales

Babe didrikson zaharias revealed

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(p.3) Folklore and Fairy Tales
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A Locker Room of Her Own
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Martha Reid

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617038136.003.0001

This chapter explores the narrative languages that the athlete Babe Didrikson Zaharias used to define her life. She used folklore to promote her athletic career in numerous sports in 1928, and she continued to use it until her death in 1956. It notes that Babe’s use of folklore and mythology to define her life has given her legacy a lasting appeal, as her friends, family, and biographers, all have somewhat differing accounts of how Babe Didrikson Zaharias lived her life.

Keywords:   folklore, mythology, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, athlete, narrative languages

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