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The dream endures : California enters the 1940s

Auteur : Kevin Starr
Éditeur: New York : Oxford University Press, 1997.
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
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What we now call "the good life" first appeared in California during the 1930s. In The Dream Endures, Kevin Starr shows how the good life prospered in California - in pursuits such as film, fiction, leisure, and architecture - and helped to define American culture and society then and for years to come. The 1930s were the heyday of the Hollywood studios, and Starr brilliantly captures Hollywood films and the society
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Genre/forme: History
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Kevin Starr
ISBN: 0195100794 9780195100792 9780195157970 0195157974
Numéro OCLC: 34546312
Récompenses: Winner of Chosen as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1997 by Choice Chosen as one of the 100 best books of 1997 by the Los Angeles Times Book Review.
Winner of Named as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1997 by Choice.
Description: xii, 480 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contenu: I. The search for the good life : Good times on the coast: affluence and the anti-Depression --
Arcadian shores: college towns and other rusticated enclaves --
II. Urban and suburban perspectives : Unto the stars themselves: astronomy and the Pasadena perspective --
Gibraltar of the Pacific: San Diego joins the Navy --
One man's family: localism and well-being in pre-war --
Pershing Square: Los Angeles through the 1930s --
III. Refractions : An all-seeing eye: Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, and the landscape of California --
Angel's flight: social realism comes to California art --
Dreaming through the disaster: Hollywood battles the Depression ; The boys and girls in the back room: minimalism and the California novel --
IV. War and rumors of war : War and peace and the survival of the species: Californians contemplate a world on the verge of self-destruction --
Ich bin ein Südkalifornier: life and art among the emigrés --
From catastrophe to covenant: Jews and Christians in exile together.
Responsabilité: Kevin Starr.
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