The movies: an American idiom; readings in the social history of the American motion picture. Edited by Arthur F. McClure.


Rutherford [N.J.] Fairleigh Dickinson University Press [1971] .
ISBN 0838678242

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Subjects Film.
Motion pictures -- United States.
Motion pictures.
USA.
United States.
Description 435 pages 25 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents Part 1 : Admission and ascendancy, 1900-1949 -- The role of moving pictures / Foster Rhea Dulles -- The rise and place of the motion picture / Terry Ramsaye -- Almost purely emotional / Richard Schickel -- Films of the postwar decade / Lewis Jacobs -- The celluloid safety valve / Louise Tanner -- A decade of coming attractions / John Clellon Holmes -- Censor the movies! / Arthur F. McClure -- World War II and the American film / Lewis Jacobs -- National types as Hollywood presents them / Siegfried Kracauer -- Part 2 : Retrenchment and renewal, 1950-1969 -- The decline of Hollywood / John Howard Lawson -- The Hollywood blacklist and the Hollywood underground / Murray Schumach -- The survivors / John Gillet -- The end of the assembly line / Richard Dyer MacCann -- Are foreign films better? : show of strength abroad / Hollis Alpert -- Growing pains of a shrinking industry / Arthur Mayer -- The death of Rastus: negroes in American films since 1945 / Thomas R. Cripps -- Character people : faces from the past / Arthur F. McClure and Alfred E. Twomey -- The outlaws / Steven Farber -- The Hollywood screen writers / Paul R. Reynolds -- The living legacy of Walt Disney / John Reddy -- The dark geography of W.C. Fields / Wallace Markfield -- The return of Busby Berkeley / William Murray -- The shock of freedom in films / Time Magazine -- The falling stars / Hollis Alpert -- The moonchild and the fifth Beatle / Time Magazine -- Part 3 : Whither, Hollywood? -- Elegy for wonderland / Ben Hecht -- What's wrong with Hollywood / John Cassavetes -- Where are the stars of yesteryear? / Eugene Archer -- Can tv save the films? / Charles Champlin -- Movies and censorship / Bosley Crowther -- Defunct theater was once grand / Rosalind K. Ellingsworth -- The Orpheum goes : and memories hold the light in center stage / Winifred Shields -- Reborn midland reflects many-splendored past / Dennis Stack -- "The graduate" makes out / Hollis Alpert -- "Play it again, Sam" : and again / Wallace Markfield -- June Allyson never kicked anyone in the shins / Bob Newhart -- The dream that never died / Olivia De Havilland -- The eucalyptic dream / Arthur Knight.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)140889
(OCoLC)ocm00140889
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WorldCat Identities McClure, Arthur F.,
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