A history of the remarkable partnership forged between the author of such classics as Show Boat, Cimarron, and Giant and the Hollywood moguls who brought her often controversial messages to the silver screen.
About the Author
J. E. SMYTH holds a Ph.D. in Film Studies and American Studies from Yale University. She teaches at the University of Warwick (UK) and is the author of Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From CIMARRON to CITIZEN KANE.
Table of Contents
- Foreword by Thomas Schatz
- Chapter One. Edna Ferber's America and the Fictions of History
- Chapter Two. The Life of an Unknown Woman: So Big, 1923-1953
- Chapter Three. Making Believe: Show Boat, Race, and Romance, 1925-1957
- Chapter Four. Cimarron: Marking the Boundaries of Classical Hollywood's Rise and Fall, 1928-1961
- Chapter Five. Writing for Hollywood: Come and Get It and Saratoga Trunk, 1933-1947
- Chapter Six. Jim Crow, Jett Rink, and James Dean: Reconstructing Giant, 1952-1957
- Chapter Seven. The New Nationalism in Ice Palace, 1954-1960
- Selected Bibliography