Hollywood and the Great Depression : American film, politics and society in the 1930s /

In the popular imagination, 1930s Hollywood was a dream factory producing escapist movies to distract the American people from the greatest economic crisis in their nation's history. But while many films of the period conform to this stereotype, there were a significant number that promoted a m...

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Other Authors: Davies, Philip, 1948- (Editor), Morgan, Iwan W. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
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Table of Contents:
  • 1 : The political history of classical Hollywood : moguls, liberals and radicals in the 1930s/ Mark Wheeler
  • 2 : Columbia Pictures and the Great Depression : a case study of political writers in Hollywood / Ian Scott
  • 3 : Organization women and belle rebels : Hollywood's working women in the 1930s / J.E. Smyth
  • 4 : The congressional battle over motion picture distribution, 1936-1940 / Catherine Jurca
  • 5 : Shirley Temple and Hollywood's colonialist ideology / Ina Rae Hark
  • 6 : Astaire and Rogers : carefree in Roberta / Peter William Evans
  • 7 : The 'awful truth' about Cary Grant / Mark Glancy
  • 8 : Footlight parade : the New Deal on screen / Harvey G. Cohen
  • 9 : Our daily bread : 'cooperation', 'independence', and politics in mid-1930s cinema / Brian Neve
  • 10 : Embodying the state : masculine transformation in Hollywood films of the New Deal era / Anna Siomopoulos
  • 11 : 'We're only kids now, but someday ... : Hollywood musicals and the Great Depression 'youth crisis / David Eldridge
  • 12 : Chaplin's Modern Times : the reception of the film in the US, France, and Britain / Melvyn Stokes
  • 13 : John Ford's Young Mr Lincoln : a popular front hero for the late 1930s / Iwan Morgan.