The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America

The Divo and the Duce: Promoting Film Stardom and Political Leadership in 1920s America

by Giorgio Bertellini

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780520301368
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 01/15/2019
Series: Cinema Cultures in Contact , #1
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Giorgio Bertellini is Professor of Film and Media History at the University of Michigan. He is the author and editor of the award-winning volumes Italy in Early American Cinema: Race, Landscape, and the Picturesque and Italian Silent Cinema: A Reader.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments


Introduction: “Nothing Like Going to an Authority!”

Part One. Power and Persuasion
1. Popular Sovereignty, Public Opinion, and the Presidency
2. Cultural Nationalism and Democracy’s Opinion Leaders
3. Wartime Film Stardom and Global Leadership

Part Two. The Divo, or the Governance of Romance
4. The Divo, New-Style Heavy
5. The Ballyhooed Art of Governing Romance
6. Stunts and Plebiscites

Part Three. The Duce, or the Romance of Undemocratic Governing
7. Promoting a Romantic Biography
8. National Leader,
International Actor

Conclusions

Archival Sources
Abbreviations
Notes
Selected Primary Sources

Index

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