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Ronald Reagan in Hollywood

Ronald Reagan in Hollywood
Movies and Politics

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Part of Cambridge Studies in the History of Mass Communication

  • Date Published: March 1994
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521440806

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  • Ronald Reagan in Hollywood explores the relationship between the motion picture industry and American politics through the prism of Reagan's film career at Warner Bros. During the Depression, World War II, and the early Cold War era, the film industry served as a 'grand, world-wide propaganda base' using movies to influence attitudes about patriotism, national defence, communism, the welfare state, race, sex, and civil liberties. Ronald Reagan thrived in this environment. During his years in Hollywood from 1937 to 1952 he formed many of the ideas which were later carried into his presidency. Not merely a star, Reagan also became an articulate industry spokesperson and skilled propagandist, playing an important role in the battle to 'capture the minds' of humanity in the struggle against communism. By the time he left Warner Bros. in 1952, Reagan had abandoned his New Deal liberalism and had become a militant anti-communist. Based on hundreds of interviews (including some with Reagan himself), formerly secret FBI files, and material from more than 150 archival collections, this is the most comprehensive book on this subject to date, providing incisive analysis of Reagan's formative years in Hollywood.

    • Makes explicit the connection between Reagan's film (and Hollywood political) career and his presidential politics
    • Includes many interviews with Reagan himself
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    'Anyone in doubt that motion pictures influence society will find ample food for thought in this incisive examination of how Hollywood 'turned dreams into reality.' Empire

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    • Date Published: March 1994
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521440806
    • length: 400 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 159 x 29 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 29 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. The Making of a Star:
    1. Dixon
    2. Learning to Communicate
    3. From Rags to Riches
    4. Reform
    5. Stereotypes and Taboos
    6. The Inertia Projector
    7. Lessons from the Past
    8. Warmongering
    9. Flying a Desk for the Army Air Corps
    Part II. The Making of an Anti-Communist:
    10. A False Start
    11. Labor and the Rise to Power
    12. The 'Un-Americans'
    13. Eclipse of Liberalism
    14. Black Dignity
    15. Selling Hollywood
    16. 'To Capture the Minds of Men'
    17. Loyalty
    18. A Troubled Time: Movies and Divorce
    19. 'A Fork in the River'
    Abbreviations
    Notes
    References
    Index
    Photographs.

  • Author

    Stephen Vaughn

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