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The Resource Showbiz politics : Hollywood in American political life, Kathryn Cramer Brownell

Showbiz politics : Hollywood in American political life, Kathryn Cramer Brownell

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Showbiz politics : Hollywood in American political life
Title
Showbiz politics
Title remainder
Hollywood in American political life
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Cramer Brownell
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Conventional wisdom holds that John F. Kennedy was the first celebrity president, in no small part because of his innate television savvy. But, as Kathryn Brownell shows, Kennedy capitalized on a tradition and style rooted in California politics and the Hollywood studio system. Since the 1920s, politicians and professional showmen have developed relationships and built organizations, institutionalizing Hollywood styles, structures, and personalities in the American political process. Brownell explores how similarities developed between the operation of a studio, planning a successful electoral campaign, and ultimately running an administration. Using their business and public relations know-how, figures such as Louis B. Mayer, Bette Davis, Jack Warner, Harry Belafonte, Ronald Reagan, and members of the Rat Pack made Hollywood connections an asset in a political world being quickly transformed by the media. Brownell takes readers behind the camera to explore the negotiations and relationships that developed between key Hollywood insiders and presidential candidates from Dwight Eisenhower to Bill Clinton, analyzing how entertainment replaced party spectacle as a strategy to raise money, win votes, and secure success for all those involved. She demonstrates how Hollywood contributed to the rise of mass-mediated politics, making the twentieth century not just the age of the political consultant, but also the age of showbiz politics
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Brownell, Kathryn Cramer
Dewey number
302.23/43097309045
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
B758 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Motion picture industry
  • Politics and culture
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • United States
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • HISTORY
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Politics and culture
  • Politics and government
  • United States
  • Filmproduktion
  • Politik
  • Politisches Engagement
  • Inszenierung
  • Filmschauspieler
  • USA
  • Los Angeles- Hollywood
  • Politik och film, USA
Label
Showbiz politics : Hollywood in American political life, Kathryn Cramer Brownell
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Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : put on a show! -- California-made spectacles -- The Hollywood dream machine goes to war -- The glittering robes of entertainment -- Defending the American way of life -- Building a star system in politics -- Asserting the sixth estate -- The razzle dazzle strategy -- Conclusion : the Washington dream machine
Control code
891589502
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469617923
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40024292414
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22573/cttb3b6nh
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891589502
Label
Showbiz politics : Hollywood in American political life, Kathryn Cramer Brownell
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : put on a show! -- California-made spectacles -- The Hollywood dream machine goes to war -- The glittering robes of entertainment -- Defending the American way of life -- Building a star system in politics -- Asserting the sixth estate -- The razzle dazzle strategy -- Conclusion : the Washington dream machine
Control code
891589502
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781469617923
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40024292414
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttb3b6nh
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)891589502

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