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The Resource Ronald Reagan in Hollywood : movies and politics, Stephen Vaughn

Ronald Reagan in Hollywood : movies and politics, Stephen Vaughn

Label
Ronald Reagan in Hollywood : movies and politics
Title
Ronald Reagan in Hollywood
Title remainder
movies and politics
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Vaughn
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Ronald Reagan in Hollywood explores the relationship between the motion picture industry and American politics through the prism of Reagan's film career at Warner Bros. During the Great Depression, World War II, and the postwar era, the Hollywood film industry served as a "grand, worldwide propaganda base" for those who wanted to use movies to influence attitudes about patriotism, national defense, communism, the welfare state, race, sex, and civil liberties. Reagan thrived in this environment
  • During his years in Hollywood, from 1937 to 1952, he formed many of the ideas that he later carried into his presidency. Not merely a star, Reagan simultaneously became an articulate industry spokesperson and skilled propagandist, playing an important role in "the battle to capture the minds" of humanity in the struggle against communism. By the time he left Warner Bros, in 1952, Reagan has abandoned his New Deal liberalism and had become a militant anticommunist
  • Based on interviews with President Reagan and others, formerly secret FBI files, and material from more than 150 archival collection, Ronald Reagan in Hollywood is the most comprehensive book on the subject, providing an incisive analysis of Reagan's important formative years. This book is a must for would-be-politicians, propagandists, moviebuffs, those that love to hear a story told well and, above all, for those who "just gòtta know"!
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vaughn, Stephen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in the history of mass communications
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture industry
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Reagan, Ronald
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)
Label
Ronald Reagan in Hollywood : movies and politics, Stephen Vaughn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-340) 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
Pt. 1: The making of a star -- Dixon -- Learning to communicate -- From rags to riches -- Reform -- Stereotypes and taboos -- The inertia projector -- Lessons from the past -- Warmongering -- Flying a desk for the Army Air Corps -- Pt. 2: The making of an anticommunist -- A false start: HICCASP -- Labor and the rise to power -- The "un-Americans" -- The eclipse of liberalism -- Black dignity -- Selling Hollywood -- "To capture the minds of men" -- Loyalty -- A troubled time: Movies and divorce -- "A fork in the river"
Control code
28111947
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 359 pages
Isbn
9780521440806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1581983
Label
Ronald Reagan in Hollywood : movies and politics, Stephen Vaughn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 314-340) 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
Pt. 1: The making of a star -- Dixon -- Learning to communicate -- From rags to riches -- Reform -- Stereotypes and taboos -- The inertia projector -- Lessons from the past -- Warmongering -- Flying a desk for the Army Air Corps -- Pt. 2: The making of an anticommunist -- A false start: HICCASP -- Labor and the rise to power -- The "un-Americans" -- The eclipse of liberalism -- Black dignity -- Selling Hollywood -- "To capture the minds of men" -- Loyalty -- A troubled time: Movies and divorce -- "A fork in the river"
Control code
28111947
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 359 pages
Isbn
9780521440806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(WaOLN)1581983

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