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Projecting America, 1958 : film and cultural diplomacy at the Brussels World's Fair

Author: Sarah Nilsen
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011.
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"This historical text examines how film played a pivotal role in the information war waged against the Soviets in the American pavilion at the fair. Topics covered include how the administration sought to create a visual rendition of America that was arresting and inspirational, and how film was used as a method of political persuasion"--Provided by publisher.
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Nilsen, Sarah.
Projecting America, 1958.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2011
(DLC) 2011013607
(OCoLC)681482752
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Nilsen
ISBN: 9780786485376 078648537X 1283141132 9781283141130
OCLC Number: 733757960
Description: 1 online resource (x, 200 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: the Brussels World's Fair of 1958 --
Film and cultural diplomacy in the early Cold War --
America's salesman: Walt Disney's USA in Circarama --
Bug-eye in South Pacific --
Ribbon of Cold War dreams: Touch of evil's European premiere --
The visual jazz of Shirley Clarke: avant-garde cinema and the Department of State --
Selling good design: IBM and the films of Charles and Ray Eames.
Responsibility: Sarah Nilsen.

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"This historical text examines how film played a pivotal role in the information war waged against the Soviets in the American pavilion at the fair. Topics covered include how the administration sought to create a visual rendition of America that was arresting and inspirational, and how film was used as a method of political persuasion"--Provided by publisher.

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