Hollywood Fictions

Hollywood Fictions

by John Parris Parris Springer
     
 

More than just a place where movies were made, Hollywood in its "golden years" was a highly charged symbolic site in America. It was a focal point for mass desires and expectations and a symbol of cultural decay and crumbling social values. The popular fiction of those decades - including novels, short stories, essays, autobiographies, fan magazines, and trade…  See more details below

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More than just a place where movies were made, Hollywood in its "golden years" was a highly charged symbolic site in America. It was a focal point for mass desires and expectations and a symbol of cultural decay and crumbling social values. The popular fiction of those decades - including novels, short stories, essays, autobiographies, fan magazines, and trade journals - portrayed the town as a place where hope and failure in American life tragically and inevitably collided." "John Parris Springer's incisive readings of these "Hollywood fictions" trace the contradictory ways in which Hollywood was represented and analyze the conflicting images it evoked.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806132037
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Oklahoma Project for Discourse and Theory Series
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.37(h) x 1.09(d)

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