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When Hollywood was right : how movie stars, studio moguls, and big business remade American politics

Author: Donald T Critchlow
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2013] ©2013
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"Hollywood was not always a bastion of liberalism. Following World War II, an informal alliance of movie stars, studio moguls and Southern California business interests formed to revitalize a factionalized Republican Party. Coming together were stars such as John Wayne, Robert Taylor, George Murphy and many others, who joined studio heads Cecil B. DeMille, Louis B. Mayer, Walt Disney and Jack Warner to rebuild the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Critchlow, Donald T., 1948-
When Hollywood was right.
New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, [2013]
(DLC) 2013015873
(OCoLC)841050205
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald T Critchlow
ISBN: 9781107597822 110759782X 9781461953906 1461953901 9781139027106 1139027107 1107687128 9781107687127
OCLC Number: 865330816
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages)
Contents: 1. Setting the stage in the 1930s: Republicans on defense --
2. Anti-communism comes to Hollywood --
3. The Red Scare hits Hollywood --
4. Nixon plays Hollywood --
5. The Hollywood right goes for Goldwater and finds Reagan --
6. Ronald Reagan: triumph and decline of the Hollywood right.
Responsibility: Donald T. Critchlow.
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This book rediscovers how there once was a Hollywood Right. Using extensive new archival material, Donald Critchlow reveals how Hollywood Republicans remade America by successfully backing such  Read more...

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