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Author Welky, David
Title Hollywood's America : Understanding History Through Film
Imprint Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2016
©2016
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Edition 5th ed
Descript 1 online resource (447 pages)
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Note Intro -- Hollywood's America -- Contents -- List of Illustrations -- Preface -- Introduction -- The Birth of Modern Culture -- The revolt against Victorianism -- The rise of mass communications -- Commercialized leisure -- The Birth of the Movies -- The pre-history of motion pictures -- American film in the silent era -- The movies as a cultural battleground -- The rise of Hollywood and the arrival of sound -- Movies meet the Great Depression -- Wartime Hollywood -- Postwar Hollywood -- New directions in postwar film -- The "new" Hollywood -- Recent Hollywood -- PART 1 The Silent Era -- Introduction Intolerance and the Rise of the Feature Film -- 1 Workers in Early Film -- 2 Silent Cinema as Historical Mythmaker -- 3 The Revolt Against Victorianism -- 4 Primary Sources -- Edison v. American Mutoscope Company -- US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Southern District of New York, 1902 -- "The Nickel Madness" -- Barton W. Currie, Harpers Weekly, August 24, 1907 -- Mutual Film Corp. v. Industrial Commission of Ohio -- United States Supreme Court, 1915 -- Boston Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, 1915 -- Analysis by Francis Hackett -- Seeing Our Boys "Over There" -- Literary Digest, June 8, 1918, pp. 28-29 -- PART 2 Hollywoods Golden Age -- Introduction Backstage During the Great Depression: 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933, and Footlight Parade -- 5 Depression America and Its Films -- 6 The Depressions Human Toll -- The Gangster Cycle -- The Fallen Woman Cycle -- 7 Depression Allegories -- 8 African Americans on the Silver Screen -- 9 Primary Sources -- THE INTRODUCTION OF SOUND -- "Pictures That Talk" -- Photoplay, 1924 -- Review of Don Juan -- Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times, 1926 -- "Silence is Golden" -- Aldous Huxley, Golden Book Magazine, 1930 -- FILM CENSORSHIP -- The Sins of Hollywood, 1922
"The Don'ts and Be Carefuls" -- Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America, 1927 -- The Motion Picture Production Code of 1930 -- General Principles -- WORKING PRINCIPLES -- PRINCIPLES OF PLOT -- PLOT MATERIAL -- DETAILS OF PLOT, EPISODE, AND TREATMENT -- GENERAL PRINCIPLES -- PARTICULAR PRINCIPLES -- PARTICULAR APPLICATIONS -- The State Department on Hollywood in Germany, 1934 -- Records of the State Department, National Archives, College Park, MD -- The State Department on Hollywood in Latin America, 1934 -- Records of the State Department, National Archives, College Park, MD -- PART 3 Hollywood in the World War II Era -- Introduction Hollywoods World War II Combat Films -- 10 Movies and Great Britain -- 11 Blockbuster as Propaganda -- Summary of Casablanca -- A Critical Examination of Casablanca -- What biases or underlying assumptions animate the film? -- How was the film received when it premiered in 1942? -- Could Ilsa have stayed with Rick? -- 12 John Wayne and Wartime Hollywood -- 13 The Womans Film -- 14 Primary Sources -- Sumner Welles to Franklin Roosevelt, 1941 -- Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library, Official File 4269, Fairbanks, Jr., Douglas, 1940-1944 -- THE 1941 ACADEMY AWARDS: HOLLYWOOD AND THE PRESIDENT -- Franklin D. Roosevelt Library and Museum, Official File 73: Motion Pictures -- Correspondence between Walter Wanger and Stephen Early -- Franklin D. Roosevelt to the Academy Awards Dinner -- Walter Wanger to Stephen Early -- Madeleine Carroll to Franklin Roosevelt -- Hollywood, Calif., March 1, 1941 -- U.S. Senate Subcommittee Hearings on Motion Picture and Radio Propaganda, 1941 -- Excerpts from The Government Information Manual for the Motion Picture Industry -- All-out Sacrifice - The Price of Total Victory. -- Bureau of Motion Pictures Report: Casablanca -- PART 4 Postwar Hollywood
Introduction Double Indemnity and Film Noir -- 15 The Red Scare in Hollywood -- The Black List -- Movies and Communism: From Mission to Moscow to Big Jim McLain -- 16 Movies Grow Up -- 17 The Morality of Informing -- 18 Science Fiction as Social Commentary -- 19 Primary Sources -- United States v. Paramount Pictures, Inc. (1947) -- HEARINGS REGARDING THE COMMUNIST INFILTRATION OF THE MOTION PICTURE INDUSTRY -- U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities, 1947 -- U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities, 1951 -- The Waldorf Statement -- PART 5 Hollywood in an Age of Turmoil -- Introduction Bonnie and Clyde -- 20 The Dark Side of the 1960s -- 21 Films of the Late 1960s and Early 1970s -- Alienation and Rebellion -- The Hollywood Counterrevolution -- 22 Film Capital and National Capital -- 23 Reaffirming Traditional Values -- 24 Presenting African Americans on Film -- 25 Coming to Terms with the Vietnam War -- 26 Primary Sources -- Raymond Caldiero to Herbert L. Porter, 1972 -- From Richard Nixon Presidential Library, Harry R. Haldeman Papers, folder Celebrities II, 2 of 2, box 2. -- PART 6 Hollywood in the Post-Studio Era -- Introduction A Changing Hollywood -- 27 Feminism and Recent American Film -- Production and Publicity -- Knowing Me Knowing You -- Rape and Allegory -- Women and the Law -- The Female Outlaw Couple -- Resistance and Address -- Gender, Genre, and Closure -- 28 The Screen and the Cross -- 29 Social Revolution on Screen -- Queers as Actual Human Beings -- 30 Encountering Distant Lands -- 31 Superheroes for the Twenty-First Century -- 32 Movies and the Construction of Historical Memory -- Bibliography of Recent Books in American Film History -- Reference Works -- General Interpretations -- Eras -- Genres -- Age, Class, Ethnicity, Gender, Religion, and Sexuality in Film
American History in Film -- Special Topics -- Index -- EULA
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