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When Hollywood Was Right : How Movie Stars, Studio Moguls, and Big Business Remade American Politics

Author: Donald T Critchlow
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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: History
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Donald T Critchlow
ISBN: 9781139027106 1139027107
OCLC Number: 862126109
Notes: Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Oct 2013).
Description: 1 online resource (240 pages)
Contents: ""Cover ""; ""Contents""; ""Players""; ""Celebrities""; ""Moguls""; ""Politicos""; ""Business""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1 Setting the Stage in the 1930s Republicans on Defense""; ""California Politics in the '30s: Republican Disorientation, Progressive Revival""; ""Four Cheers for Roosevelt""; ""A Bolshevik Comes to Town: The Strange Case of Sergei Eisenstein""; ""One Cheer and Many Tears for Sinclair""; ""Antifascism, a Soviet Agent, and Mobilization""; ""Entering the War""; ""Chapter 2 Anticommunism Comes to Hollywood "" ""California Republicans: Seeking Washington""""Hardliners Mobilize the Motion Picture Alliance""; ""Life in the Party""; ""The War for Democracy: Republicans for Thomas Dewey""; ""Chapter 3 The Red Scare Hits Hollywood ""; ""The End of the Popular Front""; ""Hollywood on Strike""; ""The Destructive Foibles of the House Un-American Activities Committee""; ""The 1947 HUAC Hearings Intensify Anticommunism""; ""Backlash to the Hearings""; ""Aftermath""; ""Chapter 4 Nixon Plays Hollywood ""; ""Nixon Enters the Political Stage""; ""Hollywood Applauds Nixon on Stage"" ""Nixon Auditions for a Starring Role""""Nixon, California, and 1952""; ""California Republicans Fracture""; ""Nixon Seeks the Role of a Lifetime""; ""1962: Nixon Leaves the California Stage""; ""Chapter 5 The Hollywood Right Goes for Goldwater and Finds Reagan ""; ""Democrats Triumphant; Republicans Divided""; ""Goldwater and the Quagmire of California Presidential Politics""; ""The Hollywood Right Rallies for Goldwater""; ""Reagan and Goldwater""; ""Americans Make a Choice (LBJ), Republicans Find More than an Echo (Reagan)"" ""Chapter 6 Ronald Reagan Triumph and Decline of the Hollywood Right""""How Reagan Won the Governorship in 1966""; ""Vietnam, Cultural Wars, and the Decline of the Hollywood Right""; ""1968: Reagan, Nixon, and a Nation in Turmoil""; ""How Ronald Reagan Won the White House (without Hollywood's Support)""; ""Manuscripts ""; ""Index""
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