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The Resource The moguls and the dictators : Hollywood and the coming of World War II, David Welky

The moguls and the dictators : Hollywood and the coming of World War II, David Welky

Label
The moguls and the dictators : Hollywood and the coming of World War II
Title
The moguls and the dictators
Title remainder
Hollywood and the coming of World War II
Statement of responsibility
David Welky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this fresh look at moviemaking during the Great Depression, David Welky examines Hollywood's response to the rise of fascism and the beginning of the Second World War. Through innovative analysis of hundreds of movies - including The Dawn Patrol, Goodbye, Mr. Chips, and Sergeant York - Welky traces the shifting motivations and arguments of the film industry, politicians, and the public as they negotiated how - or whether - the silver screen should portray Nazism, depict conflict overseas, promote Americanism, and support President Franklin D. Roosevelt's rearmament efforts." "Hollywood, Welky argues, was a primary player in the debate between interventionists and isolationists. These competing groups vied for influence and control over the message Hollywood offered the public - either scorning it for being too timid or attacking it for being too aggressive. The national debate reached a fever pitch in September 1941, when isolationists in the U.S. Senate staged widely publicized hearings, accusing the movie industry of warmongering." "While prewar Hollywood often reflected the principles of the Roosevelt administration, it also sometimes outpaced the cautious and politically astute president. Providing Americans with the psychological preparation they needed to enter World War II, popular movies familiarized audiences with the wartime experience, offered definitions of patriotism and Americanism, and established the fundamental distinctions between democracy and dictatorship."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welky, David
Dewey number
940.53/114
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D743.23
LC item number
.W45 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Motion pictures
  • Politics in motion pictures
  • Fascisme
  • Tweede Wereldoorlog
  • Films
  • Verenigde Staten
  • Nationalismus <Motiv>
  • Weltkrieg <1939-1945, Motiv>
  • Weltkrieg <1939-1945>
  • Vorgeschichte
  • Film
  • Faschismus <Motiv>
  • Los Angeles- Hollywood
Label
The moguls and the dictators : Hollywood and the coming of World War II, David Welky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-393) 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
Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- A Wonderful Place -- Fires at Home -- Fires Abroad -- Fingers in the Dike -- Misfires -- New Directions -- Good Neighbors -- Serving America -- The Widening Campaign -- A Fine Pickle -- A Winter of Discontent -- Leading the Way -- The Pivotal Month -- Zanuck Makes His Stand -- Searching for a Voice -- Closing the Ring -- Weapons of Inspiration -- Three Continents -- Spring 1941 -- Marching to War -- Hollywood Triumphant -- The End of Peace -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Essay on Sources
Control code
196314861
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 416 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801890444
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)196314861
Label
The moguls and the dictators : Hollywood and the coming of World War II, David Welky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-393) 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
Acknowledgments -- List of Abbreviations -- Introduction -- A Wonderful Place -- Fires at Home -- Fires Abroad -- Fingers in the Dike -- Misfires -- New Directions -- Good Neighbors -- Serving America -- The Widening Campaign -- A Fine Pickle -- A Winter of Discontent -- Leading the Way -- The Pivotal Month -- Zanuck Makes His Stand -- Searching for a Voice -- Closing the Ring -- Weapons of Inspiration -- Three Continents -- Spring 1941 -- Marching to War -- Hollywood Triumphant -- The End of Peace -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Essay on Sources
Control code
196314861
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 416 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780801890444
Isbn Type
(hbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007847
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)196314861

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