Hollywood's new deal [electronic resource] / Giuliana Muscio.
- Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1997.
- Culture and the moving image.
Culture and the moving image
1 online resource (273 p.)
- Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States.
New Deal, 1933-1939.
Motion pictures -- Economic aspects -- United States.
- Electronic books.
- Despite the economic hardship of the thirties, people flocked to the movies in unprecedented numbers. At the same time, the Roosevelt Administration was trying to implement the New Deal and increase the influence and power of the federal government. Weaving together film and political history, Giuliana Muscio traces the connections between Depression Era Hollywood and the popularity of FDR, asserting that politics transformed its public into spectators while the movie industry transformed its spectators into a public. Hollywood's New Deal reveals the ways in which this reciproca
- Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. The New Deal and the Media; 2. Hollywood and Washington; 3. Cinema and the New Deal; 4. The Film Industry in the Thirties; 5. The Paramount Case; Conclusion; Notes; Index
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-248) and index.
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