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The age of the dream palace [electronic resource] : cinema and society in 1930s Britain / Jeffrey Richards.

By: Richards, Jeffrey.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cinema and society: Publisher: London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, c2010Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 374 p. [17] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9781441679475 (electronic bk.); 1441679472 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Motion pictures -- Social aspects -- Great Britain | Motion picture audiences -- Great Britain | Motion picture actors and actresses -- Great Britain | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media StudiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Age of the dream palace.DDC classification: 302.23430941 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Going to the pictures -- The dream merchants -- 'The devil's camera' -- 'Our movie-made children' -- The aims and principles of censorship -- Censorship in operation: domestic policy -- Censorship in operation: foreign policy -- Censorship in operation: imperial policy -- Stars -- Gracie Fields: consensus personified -- George Formby: The road from Wigan Pier -- Jessie Matthews: the dancing divinity -- The romantic adventurer: Robert Donat and Leslie Howard -- Putting Britain on the screen -- Visions of the past--messages for the present -- Images of peace and war -- Class and consensus: lower down -- Class and consensus: higher up.
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Includes new introduction.

Originally published: London: Routledge & Kegan Paul,1984.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Going to the pictures -- The dream merchants -- 'The devil's camera' -- 'Our movie-made children' -- The aims and principles of censorship -- Censorship in operation: domestic policy -- Censorship in operation: foreign policy -- Censorship in operation: imperial policy -- Stars -- Gracie Fields: consensus personified -- George Formby: The road from Wigan Pier -- Jessie Matthews: the dancing divinity -- The romantic adventurer: Robert Donat and Leslie Howard -- Putting Britain on the screen -- Visions of the past--messages for the present -- Images of peace and war -- Class and consensus: lower down -- Class and consensus: higher up.

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