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Hollywood and the Great Depression : American film, politics and society in the 1930s

Author: Philip Davies; Iwan W Morgan
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the popular imagination, 1930s Hollywood was a dream factory producing escapist movies to distract the American people from the greatest economic crisis in their nation's history. But while many films of the period conform to this stereotype, there were a significant number that promoted a message, either explicitly or implicitly, in support of the political, social and economic change broadly associated with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Hollywood and the Great Depression.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
(OCoLC)945357276
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Davies; Iwan W Morgan
ISBN: 9780748699933 0748699937
OCLC Number: 981845863
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 288 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1 : The political history of classical Hollywood : moguls, liberals and radicals in the 1930s/ Mark Wheeler --
2 : Columbia Pictures and the Great Depression : a case study of political writers in Hollywood / Ian Scott --
3 : Organization women and belle rebels : Hollywood's working women in the 1930s / J.E. Smyth --
4 : The congressional battle over motion picture distribution, 1936-1940 / Catherine Jurca --
5 : Shirley Temple and Hollywood's colonialist ideology / Ina Rae Hark --
6 : Astaire and Rogers : carefree in Roberta / Peter William Evans --
7 : The 'awful truth' about Cary Grant / Mark Glancy --
8 : Footlight parade : the New Deal on screen / Harvey G. Cohen --
9 : Our daily bread : 'cooperation', 'independence', and politics in mid-1930s cinema / Brian Neve --
10 : Embodying the state : masculine transformation in Hollywood films of the New Deal era / Anna Siomopoulos --
11 : 'We're only kids now, but someday... : Hollywood musicals and the Great Depression 'youth crisis / David Eldridge --
12 : Chaplin's Modern Times : the reception of the film in the US, France, and Britain / Melvyn Stokes --
13 : John Ford's Young Mr Lincoln : a popular front hero for the late 1930s / Iwan Morgan.
Responsibility: edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip John Davies.

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This volume examines how the political, economic and social changes of the Great Depression impacted on Hollywood and how it responded to them.  Read more...

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