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The Resource Hollywood fictions : the dream factory in American popular literature, John Parris Springer

Hollywood fictions : the dream factory in American popular literature, John Parris Springer

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Hollywood fictions : the dream factory in American popular literature
Title
Hollywood fictions
Title remainder
the dream factory in American popular literature
Statement of responsibility
John Parris Springer
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"More than just a place where movies were made, Hollywood in its "golden years" was a highly charged symbolic site in America. It was a focal point for mass desires and expectations and a symbol of cultural decay and crumbling social values. The popular fiction of those decades - including novels, short stories, essays, autobiographies, fan magazines, and trade journals - portrayed the town as a place where hope and failure in American life tragically and inevitably collided." "John Parris Springer's incisive readings of these "Hollywood fictions" trace the contradictory ways in which Hollywood was represented and analyze the conflicting images it evoked."--Jacket
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DLC
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1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Springer, John Parris
Dewey number
813/.509357
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.M55
LC item number
S67 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Oklahoma project for discourse and theory
Series volume
v. 19
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Motion pictures in literature
  • Popular literature
  • Motion picture actors and actresses in literature
  • Motion picture industry in literature
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Label
Hollywood fictions : the dream factory in American popular literature, John Parris Springer
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Falling Stars: Hollywood Fiction and the Lessons of Stardom
  • Ch. 5.
  • "The Most Terrifying Town in the World": Hollywood Fiction of the 1930s
  • Ch. 6.
  • One Thousand Dollars a Week: Writers in Hollywood Fiction
  • Ch. 7.
  • From Tinseltown to Suckerville: Hollywood Crime Novels of the Thirties and Forties
  • Introduction: Hollywood, Hollywood Fiction, and American Mass Culture
  • Ch. 1.
  • Sunshine and Shadow: The Paradox of Hollywood in the 1920s
  • Ch. 2.
  • "The Eden of the Movies": The Redemptive Myth of the Hollywood Romance
  • Ch. 3.
  • Illusion and Reality: Hollywood and the Peril of Disillusionment
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
41944682
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 319 pages
Isbn
9780806132037
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99039591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Hollywood fictions : the dream factory in American popular literature, John Parris Springer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Falling Stars: Hollywood Fiction and the Lessons of Stardom
  • Ch. 5.
  • "The Most Terrifying Town in the World": Hollywood Fiction of the 1930s
  • Ch. 6.
  • One Thousand Dollars a Week: Writers in Hollywood Fiction
  • Ch. 7.
  • From Tinseltown to Suckerville: Hollywood Crime Novels of the Thirties and Forties
  • Introduction: Hollywood, Hollywood Fiction, and American Mass Culture
  • Ch. 1.
  • Sunshine and Shadow: The Paradox of Hollywood in the 1920s
  • Ch. 2.
  • "The Eden of the Movies": The Redemptive Myth of the Hollywood Romance
  • Ch. 3.
  • Illusion and Reality: Hollywood and the Peril of Disillusionment
  • Ch. 4.
Control code
41944682
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 319 pages
Isbn
9780806132037
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99039591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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