Hollywood and the Culture Elite: How the Movies Became American

Hollywood and the Culture Elite: How the Movies Became American

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As Americans flocked to the movies during the first part of the twentieth century, the guardians of culture grew worried about their diminishing influence on American art, education, and American identity itself. Meanwhile, Hollywood studio heads were eager to stabilize their industry, solidify their place in mainstream society, and expand their new but tenuous hold on American popular culture.

Peter Decherney explores how these needs coalesced and led to the development… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Columbia University Press (August 14, 2012)

Collection: Film and Culture Series

Format: EPUB

Page count: 272 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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