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American cinema of the 1920s [electronic resource] : themes and variations / edited by Lucy Fischer.

Contributor(s): Fischer, Lucy.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Screen decades: Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2009Description: 1 online resource : ill.ISBN: 9780813547152 (electronic bk.); 0813547156 (electronic bk.).Other title: American cinema of the nineteen twenties.Subject(s): Motion pictures -- United States -- History | Motion pictures -- United States -- Plots, themes, etc | ART / Film & Video | PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Reference | Film -- USA -- Geschichte | Film | USA | Film | USA | Geschichte 1900-1950 | Geschichte 1920-1930Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: American cinema of the 1920s.DDC classification: 791.430973 Other classification: AP 44983 | AP 59483 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Movies, margarine, and Main Street / Michael Aronson -- Movies and personality / Mark Lynn Anderson -- Movies and the perilous future / Sara Ross -- Movies and the changing body of cinema / Marcia Landy -- Movies and play / Jennifer M. Bean -- Movies and a year of change / Gwenda Young -- Movies and divine stars, defining gender / Maureen Turim -- Movies and the new woman as consumer / Sumiko Higashi -- Movies, social conformity, and imminent traumas / Angela Dalle Vacche -- Movies, crashes, and finales / Lucy Fischer -- Select Academy awards, 1927-1929.
Summary: In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry's continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era that witnessed the birth of the star system that supported the meteoric rise and celebrity status of actors including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino while black performers (relegated to "race films") appeared infrequently in mainstream movies.
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In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry's continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era that witnessed the birth of the star system that supported the meteoric rise and celebrity status of actors including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino while black performers (relegated to "race films") appeared infrequently in mainstream movies.

Filmography: p. 259-261.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Movies, margarine, and Main Street / Michael Aronson -- Movies and personality / Mark Lynn Anderson -- Movies and the perilous future / Sara Ross -- Movies and the changing body of cinema / Marcia Landy -- Movies and play / Jennifer M. Bean -- Movies and a year of change / Gwenda Young -- Movies and divine stars, defining gender / Maureen Turim -- Movies and the new woman as consumer / Sumiko Higashi -- Movies, social conformity, and imminent traumas / Angela Dalle Vacche -- Movies, crashes, and finales / Lucy Fischer -- Select Academy awards, 1927-1929.

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