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Selling Hollywood to the world : U.S. and European struggles for mastery of the global film industry, 1920-1950

Author: John Trumpbour
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Series: Cambridge studies in the history of mass communications.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The global expansion of Hollywood and American popular culture in the first decades of the twentieth century met with strong opposition throughout the world. This book investigates European efforts  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Trumpbour
ISBN: 9780521042666 0521042666 9780521651561 0521651565
OCLC Number: 440820846
Awards: Winner of Society of American Historians Allan Nevins Prize 1997
Winner of Allan Nevins Prize for Literary Distinction in the writing of history from the Society of American Historians.
Description: XVI, 378 str. : ilustr. ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. The United States: 1. The domestic roots of Hollywood's foreign policy: censorship and corporatism in the formation of the MPPDA, 1921-41; 2. Hollywood and the State department: overseas expansion and America's subversion; 3. The MPAA and the State department: order and autonomy in the postwar world; Part II. Great Britain: 4. Grierson, the documentary spirit and the projection of Britain; 5. The Korda road to riches, recovery and ruin; 6. The age of rank; 7. The US-UK film conflict: the fading dream of mastering Hollywood; Part III. Two Continental Case Studies: Belgium and France: 8. Belgium and the making of an international Catholic film movement; 9. France and resistance to Hollywood: empire, artisans and the state; 10. France and the politics of state intervention; Conclusion; Notes; Selected bibliography; Filmography; Index.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in the history of mass communications.
Responsibility: John Trumpbour.

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