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American cinema of the 1930's [electronic resource] : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark.

Publication:
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007.
Series:
Screen decades.
Screen decades
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (296 p.)
Subjects:
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930's did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland. Whether the film business could survive the economic effects of the Crash was up in the air. By 1939, popularly called ""Hollywood's Greatest Year,"" films like Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz used both color and sound to spectacular
Contents:
1930 : Movies and social difference / Aaron Baker
1931 : Movies and the voice / Cynthia Erb
1932 : Movies and transgression / David Lugowski
1933 : Movies and the New Deal in entertainment / Martin Rubin
1934 : Movies and the marginalized / Charlene Regester
1935 : Movies and the resistance to tyranny / Ina Rae Hark
1936 : Movies and the possibility of transcendence / Susan Ohmer
1937 : Movies and new constructions of the American star / Allen Larson
1938 : Movies and whistling in the dark / Sam B. Girgus
1939 : Movies and American culture in the annus mirabilis / Charles Maland
Select Academy Awards, 1930-1939.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-265) and index.
Contributor:
Hark, Ina Rae.
ISBN:
1-281-15141-6
1-78034-873-8
9786611151416
0-8135-4303-7
OCLC:
476126493
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