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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: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Herzberg, Bob, 1956-
FBI and the movies.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co, c2007
(OCoLC)608110858
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bob Herzberg
ISBN: 9780786427550 0786427558 9780786427550 0786427558
OCLC Number: 71507714
Description: x, 276 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The 1930s : the birth of a cultural icon --
The war years, 1939-1945 : from gangbusters to spy smashers --
The cold war, 1946-1959 --
The 1960s and beyond : open files.
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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