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The Resource Cinema civil rights : regulation, repression, and race in the classical Hollywood era, Ellen C. Scott

Cinema civil rights : regulation, repression, and race in the classical Hollywood era, Ellen C. Scott

Label
Cinema civil rights : regulation, repression, and race in the classical Hollywood era
Title
Cinema civil rights
Title remainder
regulation, repression, and race in the classical Hollywood era
Statement of responsibility
Ellen C. Scott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From Al Jolson in blackface to Song of the South, there is a long history of racism in Hollywood film. Yet as early as the 1930s, movie studios carefully vetted their releases, removing racially offensive language like the 'N-word.' This censorship did not stem from purely humanitarian concerns, but rather from worries about boycotts from civil rights groups and loss of revenue from African American filmgoers. Cinema Civil Rights presents the untold history of how Black audiences, activists, and lobbyists influenced the representation of race in Hollywood in the decades before the 1960s civil rights era. Employing a nuanced analysis of power, Ellen C. Scott reveals how these representations were shaped by a complex set of negotiations between various individuals and organizations. Rather than simply recounting the perspective of film studios, she calls our attention to a variety of other influential institutions, from protest groups to state censorship boards. Scott demonstrates not only how civil rights debates helped shaped the movies, but also how the movies themselves provided a vital public forum for addressing taboo subjects like interracial sexuality, segregation, and lynching."--Publisher's Web site
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Ellen C.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.N4
LC item number
S35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • Racism in motion pictures
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures
  • African American political activists
  • African Americans
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • African American political activists
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African Americans in the motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Racism in motion pictures
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures
  • United States
Label
Cinema civil rights : regulation, repression, and race in the classical Hollywood era, Ellen C. Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Regulating race, structuring absence: industry self-censorship and African American representability -- State censorship and the color line -- Racial trauma, civil rights and the brutal imagination of Darryl F. Zanuck -- Shadowboxing: black interpretive activism in the classical Hollywood era
Control code
905300802
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780813571362
Lccn
2014014281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905300802
Label
Cinema civil rights : regulation, repression, and race in the classical Hollywood era, Ellen C. Scott
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Regulating race, structuring absence: industry self-censorship and African American representability -- State censorship and the color line -- Racial trauma, civil rights and the brutal imagination of Darryl F. Zanuck -- Shadowboxing: black interpretive activism in the classical Hollywood era
Control code
905300802
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 253 pages
Isbn
9780813571362
Lccn
2014014281
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905300802

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