Hollywood, Westerns and the 1930's: The Lost Trail

Hollywood, Westerns and the 1930's: The Lost Trail

by Peter Stanfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0859896935

ISBN-13: 9780859896931

Pub. Date: 01/28/2001

Publisher: University of Exeter Press

For the first time, this book tells the 'lost' story of the 1930s Western. Written from a concern to understand Western films primarily as products of Hollywood's studio system, it recovers the context in which Westerns were produced, exhibited and viewed in the 1930s. Peter Stanfield highlights the hitherto marginalised 'B' or 'series' Western, the significance of

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For the first time, this book tells the 'lost' story of the 1930s Western. Written from a concern to understand Western films primarily as products of Hollywood's studio system, it recovers the context in which Westerns were produced, exhibited and viewed in the 1930s. Peter Stanfield highlights the hitherto marginalised 'B' or 'series' Western, the significance of female audiences, the role of independent exhibitors and of censorship in shaping film production.
 
The book includes illustrations from the following films: Arizona, The Big Trail, Billy the Kid, Cimarron, Destry Rides Again, Dodge City, In Old Arizona, In Old Santa Fe, Jesse James, The Lash, Let Freedom Ring, Oh, Susanna!, Oklahoma Kid, The Plainsman, Ramona, Santa Fe Trail, Stand Up and Fight, Three Godfathers, Trail of the Lonesome Pine, Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Union Pacific, Virginia City, The Virginian, and The Westerner.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780859896931
Publisher:
University of Exeter Press
Publication date:
01/28/2001
Series:
UEP - Exeter Studies in Film History Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction

1. The First Cycle of Sound Westerns

2. Series Westerns, Will Rogers and the Emergence of the Singing Cowboy, 1931–1935

3. Series Westerns: Masking the Modern

4. Class-A Western Features, 1935–1938

5. Democratic Art: Westerns 1939–1941
 
6. Dixie Cowboys: Representing the Nation

Conclusion
 
Bibliography

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