Hollywood and Politics: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

Hollywood and Politics: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

by Donald T. Critchlow
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415965357

ISBN-13: 9780415965354

Pub. Date: 05/29/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Money, power, and celebrity – the stuff of Hollywood is also substance of politics. While Hollywood celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, and Ed Begley Jr. currently attract attention from the media for their involvement in politics, Hollywood has been involved in politics since its earliest days.

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Money, power, and celebrity – the stuff of Hollywood is also substance of politics. While Hollywood celebrities such as Susan Sarandon, George Clooney, and Ed Begley Jr. currently attract attention from the media for their involvement in politics, Hollywood has been involved in politics since its earliest days.

Hollywood and Politics: A Sourcebook documents the entertainment industry’s participation in American politics on both the Left and the Right. From the 1920s through today, this volume provides scholars of history, politics, and film with the controversial history of Hollywood’s involvement in American politics. Through twenty-four chapters that begin with Upton Sinclair and take us all the way to the satire of South Park, readers are guided through elections, trials, speeches, and memorandums, many of which have never before been published, providing rare insight into the history of Hollywood activism.

From World War II to Iraq, and from Walt Disney to Charlton Heston, Hollywood and Politics lays a historical foundation for anyone interested in how celebrities helped shape our country’s policies and culture.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415965354
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/29/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Origins (late 1920s–Early 1930s) 2. Family Values in the Great Depression 3. The Dies Committee Hunts for Reds (1940) 4. HUAC Finds Reds (1947) 5. Hollywood Divides over Eisenhower (1952) 6. Kennedy and the Stars (1960) 7. The Hollywood Left and the Hollywood Right (1964) 8. Civil Rights and Women’s Rights (1960s–70s) 9. Hollywood Sends an Actor to Sacramento: Reagan as Governor (1966) 10. Hollywood and Vietnam (1960s and 1970s) 11. Gun Control 12. Hollywood and Family Values 13. Hollywood and War 14. Hollywood in Our Times

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