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The Resource Hollywood and the Great Depression : American film, politics and society in the 1930s, edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip John Davies, (electronic resource)

Hollywood and the Great Depression : American film, politics and society in the 1930s, edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip John Davies, (electronic resource)

Label
Hollywood and the Great Depression : American film, politics and society in the 1930s
Title
Hollywood and the Great Depression
Title remainder
American film, politics and society in the 1930s
Statement of responsibility
edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip John Davies
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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 message, either explicitly or implicitly, in support of the political, social and economic change broadly associated with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programme. At the same time, Hollywood was in the forefront of challenging traditional gender roles, both in terms of movie representations of women and the role of women within the studio system. With case studies of actors like Shirley Temple, Cary Grant and Fred Astaire, as well as a selection of films that reflect politics and society in the Depression decade, this fascinating book examines how the challenges of the Great Depression impacted on Hollywood and how it responded to them
  • 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 message, either explicitly or implicitly, in support of the political, social and economic change broadly associated with President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal programme. At the same time, Hollywood was in the forefront of challenging traditional gender roles, both in terms of movie representations of women and the role of women within the studio system. With case studies of actors like Shirley Temple, Cary Grant and Fred Astaire, as well as a selection of films that reflect politics and society in the Depression decade, this fascinating book examines how the challenges of the Great Depression impacted on Hollywood and how it responded to them
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
970.980
LC call number
PN1993.5.U65
LC item number
H572 2016
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1948-
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  • Davies, Philip
  • Morgan, Iwan W
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  • Motion pictures
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Depressions
  • United States
  • Depressions
  • Manners and customs
  • Motion pictures
  • Nineteen thirties
  • Film
  • Politik
  • Depression
  • New Deal
  • Gesellschaft
  • Wirtschaftskrise
  • United States
  • Los Angeles- Hollywood
  • USA
Summary expansion
With case studies of actors like Shirley Temple, Cary Grant and Fred Astaire, as well as a selection of films that reflect politics and society in the depression decade, this book examines how the political, economic and social changes of the Great Depression impacted on Hollywood and how it responded to them
Label
Hollywood and the Great Depression : American film, politics and society in the 1930s, edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip John Davies, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 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
  • 1 :
  • 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 :
  • The political history of classical Hollywood : moguls, liberals and radicals in the 1930s/
  • 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
  • Mark Wheeler
  • Iwan Morgan
  • 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
  • 1 :
  • 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 :
  • The political history of classical Hollywood : moguls, liberals and radicals in the 1930s/
  • 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
  • Mark Wheeler
  • Iwan Morgan
  • 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
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001969987
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780748699933
Lccn
2016478939
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001969987
Label
Hollywood and the Great Depression : American film, politics and society in the 1930s, edited by Iwan Morgan and Philip John Davies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • 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
  • 1 :
  • 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 :
  • The political history of classical Hollywood : moguls, liberals and radicals in the 1930s/
  • 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
  • Mark Wheeler
  • Iwan Morgan
  • 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
  • 1 :
  • 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 :
  • The political history of classical Hollywood : moguls, liberals and radicals in the 1930s/
  • 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
  • Mark Wheeler
  • Iwan Morgan
  • 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
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001969987
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780748699933
Lccn
2016478939
Note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2016. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001969987

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