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The FBI and the movies : a history of the Bureau on screen and behind the scenes in Hollywood

Author: Bob Herzberg
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co, ©2007.
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"The main body examines the filmmakers, actors, technicians, writers and producers who were responsible for FBI films, following the FBI from birth of a cultural icon in the 1930s, through the war years and the threat of the Red Menace, and death of Hoover and scandals of the 1960s. Studio correspondence and once confidential FBI memos are included"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Herzberg, Bob, 1956-
FBI and the movies.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co, ©2007
(DLC) 2006031087
(OCoLC)71507714
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Herzberg
ISBN: 9781476608594 1476608598
OCLC Number: 608110858
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 276 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction; I. The 1930s: The Birth of a Cultural Icon ; 1. Gangbusters-The Long Road to G-Men; 2. Crimefighters-Icons of the FBI Film; 3. Agents of Influence-Public Enemy's Wife and Real Public Enemies; 4. Crooks and Chiselers-The Bureau's Reputation Grows as Public Enemies Disappear; II. The War Years, 1939-1945: From Gangbusters to Spy Smashers; 5. Fifth Columns-The Confessions Behind Confessions of a Nazi Spy; 6. Security Matters-The FBI Tackles National Socialism On and Off Screen. 7. Racketeers-The Machinations Behind Roger Touhy, Gangster8. Undercover Men-The FBI and the Docudrama; III. The Cold War, 1946-1959 ; 9. Conspirators-The FBI and the Red Menace; 10. Mirror Images-I Was a Communist for the FBI and Other Divided Loyalties; 11. Espionage Agents-Judith Coplon and FBI Girl; 12. Enemies of Freedom-Red-Baiting and the FBI; 13. Flag-Wavers-Pickup on South Street and Euphemisms for Subversion; 14. Risk-Takers-More Commie-Hunting and More Schlock as American Society Changes; 15. Family Ties-The Story Behind The FBI Story; IV. The 1960s and Beyond: Open Files. 16. Shadow Governments-The FBI and a Country in Turmoil17. Cat Chasers-The FBI and the Kiddie Film; 18. Scandals-The FBI's Image Is Tarnished, Hoover Dies and Hollywood Goes Into His "Private Files"; 19. Parting Shots-The FBI Film in the Last Quarter of the 20th Century; 20. Legacies-The FBI and Hollywood in the Age of Terrorism; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Bob Herzberg.

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From crime-busting heroes to enemies of free speech, this volume examines the evolution of Hollywood's portrait of the FBI over the years. It looks in-depth at how Hollywood's creative rewriting of  Read more...

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