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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

Label
Showbiz politics : Hollywood in American political life
Title
Showbiz politics
Title remainder
Hollywood in American political life
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn Cramer Brownell
Creator
Subject
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.--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
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 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion picture industry
  • Politics and culture
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • Motion picture industry
  • Politics and culture
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture actors and actresses
  • United States
Label
Showbiz politics : Hollywood in American political life, Kathryn Cramer Brownell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
875742370
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781469617916
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014021665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)875742370
Label
Showbiz politics : Hollywood in American political life, Kathryn Cramer Brownell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
875742370
Extent
pages cm
Isbn
9781469617916
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014021665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)875742370

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