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Working-Class Hollywood

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Working-Class Hollywood - Silent film and the Shaping of Class in America - this path-breaking book reveals how Hollywood became "Hollywood" and what that meant for the politics of America and American film. The book tells the story of film making in the first three decades of the twentieth century, a time when going to the movies could transform lives and when the cinema was a battleground for control of American consciousness. Steven Ross documents the rise of a working-class film movement that challenged the dominant political ideas of the day. Between 1907 and 1930, worker filmmakers repeatedly clashed with censors, movie industry leaders, and federal agencies over the kinds of images and subjects audiences would be allowed to see. The outcome of these battles was critical to our own times, for the victors got to shape the meaning of class in twentieth-century America. Working-Class Hollywood shows how silent films helped shape the modern belief that we are a classless nation.

The book is in good condition, the cover is slightly bent on the back and corners and the edges of the pages are slightly grubby in places.

Item details

Author(s):
Steven J Ross
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Third printing and first paperback printing
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9780691024646
Number of pages:
367
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Title:
Working-Class Hollywood - Silent Film and the Shaping of Class in America

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Working-Class Hollywood - Silent film and the Shaping of Class in America - this path-breaking book reveals how Hollywood became "Hollywood" and what that meant for the politics of America and American film. The book tells the story of film making in the first three decades of the twentieth century, a time when going to the movies could transform lives and when the cinema was a battleground for control of American consciousness. Steven Ross documents the rise of a working-class film movement that challenged the dominant political ideas of the day. Between 1907 and 1930, worker filmmakers repeatedly clashed with censors, movie industry leaders, and federal agencies over the kinds of images and subjects audiences would be allowed to see. The outcome of these battles was critical to our own times, for the victors got to shape the meaning of class in twentieth-century America. Working-Class Hollywood shows how silent films helped shape the modern belief that we are a classless nation.

The book is in good condition, the cover is slightly bent on the back and corners and the edges of the pages are slightly grubby in places.

Author(s):
Steven J Ross
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
Third printing and first paperback printing
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
9780691024646
Number of pages:
367
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Title:
Working-Class Hollywood - Silent Film and the Shaping of Class in America

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