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Shooting stars : drugs, Hollywood, and the movies

Author: Harry Shapiro
Publisher: London : Serpent's Tail, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : New updated edView all editions and formats
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From 1920s marijuana mayhem through the cocaine storm that hit Hollywood in the '70s and the heroin chic films of the '90s, Shooting Stars investigates the drug myths propagated in movies and looks  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shapiro, Harry.
Shooting stars.
London : Serpent's Tail, 2005
(OCoLC)655808949
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Shapiro
ISBN: 1852427841 9781852427849
OCLC Number: 62470925
Notes: Includes index.
Description: v, 314 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction : out of the blue and into the black --
1. Marks of a beast : the making of the drug fiend --
2. Children of the night : early drug cinema --
3. Scandals in Bohemia --
4. Aaaaand cut! : the censors strike --
5. The Forty Thieves : drugs and the exploitation movie --
6. Junkie goes to Hollywood : heroin in the 1950s --
7. Altered states I : stairways to heaven --
8. Altered states II : highways to hell --
9. The pale riders : heroin films from Trash to Requiem for a Dream --
10. Snowblind friends : cocaine returns to Hollywood --
11. Honey, I smoked the kids : crack and black film --
12. Clear and present dangers : the war on drugs --
13. E + SF = rave new world --
14. Pulp frictions --
15. We failed to paint it black --
Appendix. US classroom 1960s scaremovies.
Responsibility: Harry Shapiro.

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?The subtitle says it all ? Drugs, Hollywood and the Movies ? if you?re interested in any one of them you will be well rewarded here? Guardian Guide ?A superbly written historical narrative of the Read more...

 
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