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American cinema of the 1930s [electronic resource] : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark.

Contributor(s): Hark, Ina Rae.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Screen decades: Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 279 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780813543031 (electronic bk.); 0813543037 (electronic bk.); 1281151416; 9781281151414.Subject(s): Motion pictures -- United States -- History | PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- ReferenceGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American cinema of the 1930s.DDC classification: 791.430973/09043 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
1930 : Movies and social difference / Aaron Baker -- 1931 : Movies and the voice / Cynthia Erb -- 1932 : Movies and transgression / David Lugowski -- 1933 : Movies and the New Deal in entertainment / Martin Rubin -- 1934 : Movies and the marginalized / Charlene Regester -- 1935 : Movies and the resistance to tyranny / Ina Rae Hark -- 1936 : Movies and the possibility of transcendence / Susan Ohmer -- 1937 : Movies and new constructions of the American star / Allen Larson -- 1938 : Movies and whistling in the dark / Sam B. Girgus -- 1939 : Movies and American culture in the annus mirabilis / Charles Maland -- Select Academy Awards, 1930-1939.
Summary: Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland. Whether the film business could survive the economic effects of the Crash was up in the air. By 1939, popularly called?Hollywood?s Greatest Year,? films like Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz used both color and sound to spectacular effect, and re.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-265) and index.

1930 : Movies and social difference / Aaron Baker -- 1931 : Movies and the voice / Cynthia Erb -- 1932 : Movies and transgression / David Lugowski -- 1933 : Movies and the New Deal in entertainment / Martin Rubin -- 1934 : Movies and the marginalized / Charlene Regester -- 1935 : Movies and the resistance to tyranny / Ina Rae Hark -- 1936 : Movies and the possibility of transcendence / Susan Ohmer -- 1937 : Movies and new constructions of the American star / Allen Larson -- 1938 : Movies and whistling in the dark / Sam B. Girgus -- 1939 : Movies and American culture in the annus mirabilis / Charles Maland -- Select Academy Awards, 1930-1939.

Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland. Whether the film business could survive the economic effects of the Crash was up in the air. By 1939, popularly called?Hollywood?s Greatest Year,? films like Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz used both color and sound to spectacular effect, and re.

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