Screening out the past : the birth of mass culture and the motion picture industry (Book, 1983) [WorldCat.org]
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Screening out the past : the birth of mass culture and the motion picture industry

Author: Lary May
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1983, ©1980.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : University of Chicago Press edView all editions and formats
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A well argued clearly written account of Hollywood's role in bringing America skipping and giggling from the Victorian world into the twentieth century. It is a successful blending of movie and cultural history to date.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lary May
ISBN: 0226511731 9780226511733
OCLC Number: 9555758
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1980.
Description: xv, 304 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: 1. The backdrop : Victorian American and amusements --
2. Through a lens darkly : the decline of progress --
3. Rescuing the family : urban progressivism and modern leisure --
4. Apocalyptic cinema : D.W. Griffith and the aesthetics of reform --
5. Revitalization : Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, and the new personality, 1914-1918 --
6. You are the star : the evolution of the theater palace, 1908-1929 --
7. The new frontier : "Hollywood," 1914-1920 --
8. Politics dissolved : Cecil B. DeMille and the consumer ideal, 1918-1929 --
Epilogue --
appendix 1. Historiography --
appendix 2. Tables.
Responsibility: Lary May ; with a new preface.
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A well argued clearly written account of Hollywood's role in bringing America skipping and giggling from the Victorian world into the twentieth century. It is a successful blending of movie and cultural history to date.

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