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Hollywood and anti-semitism [electronic resource] : a cultural history up to World War II / Steven Alan Carr.

By: Carr, Steven Alan, 1964-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cambridge studies in the history of mass communications: Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001Description: 1 online resource (xv, 342 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0511012535 (electronic bk.); 9780511012532 (electronic bk.); 9780521571180 (hbk.); 0521571189 (hbk.); 9780511612633 (electronic bk.); 051161263X (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- History | Jews in the motion picture industry -- United States | Antisemitism -- United States | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Media & Communications | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Telecommunications | Electronic books | Filmkunst | Antisemitisme | Joden | Representatie (algemeen) | Weltkrieg <1939-1945> | Filmwirtschaft | Antisemitismus | Los Angeles- Hollywood | Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hollywood and anti-semitism.DDC classification: 384/.8/089924073 Other classification: 24.32 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: What Is the Hollywood Question? -- The Hollywood Question and American Anti-Semitism, 1880-1929 -- Anti-Semitism and the American Jewish Question -- Religion, Race, and Morality in the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question for a New America, 1929-1941 -- A New Deal for the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question in Popular Culture -- The Politics of the Hollywood Question -- Answering the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question, 1941 and Beyond -- Popular Culture Answers the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question in Crisis, 1941 -- The New Hollywood Question.
Review: "Hollywood and Anti-Semitism: A Cultural History up to World War II examines how the public perceived American Jews in the entertainment industry from the turn of the century to the outbreak of World War II. Eastern European Jewish immigrants are often credited with building a film industry during the first decade of the twentieth century and dominating it by the 1920s. In this study, Steven Carr reconceptualizes Jewish participation in Hollywood by examining prevalent attitudes toward Jews among American audiences. Analogous to the Jewish Question of the nineteenth century, which was concerned with the full participation of Jews within the sphere of public life, the Hollywood Question of the twenties, thirties, and forties addressed the Jewish population within mass media. This study reveals the powerful set of assumptions about ethnicity and media influence as it related to the role of the Jew in the motion picture industry."--Jacket.
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Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Texas at Austin, 1994) presented under the title The Hollywood question.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-335) and index.

Description based on print version record.

Introduction: What Is the Hollywood Question? -- The Hollywood Question and American Anti-Semitism, 1880-1929 -- Anti-Semitism and the American Jewish Question -- Religion, Race, and Morality in the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question for a New America, 1929-1941 -- A New Deal for the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question in Popular Culture -- The Politics of the Hollywood Question -- Answering the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question, 1941 and Beyond -- Popular Culture Answers the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question in Crisis, 1941 -- The New Hollywood Question.

"Hollywood and Anti-Semitism: A Cultural History up to World War II examines how the public perceived American Jews in the entertainment industry from the turn of the century to the outbreak of World War II. Eastern European Jewish immigrants are often credited with building a film industry during the first decade of the twentieth century and dominating it by the 1920s. In this study, Steven Carr reconceptualizes Jewish participation in Hollywood by examining prevalent attitudes toward Jews among American audiences. Analogous to the Jewish Question of the nineteenth century, which was concerned with the full participation of Jews within the sphere of public life, the Hollywood Question of the twenties, thirties, and forties addressed the Jewish population within mass media. This study reveals the powerful set of assumptions about ethnicity and media influence as it related to the role of the Jew in the motion picture industry."--Jacket.

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