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Author Carr, Steven Alan, 1964-

Title Hollywood and anti-semitism : a cultural history up to World War II / Steven Alan Carr
Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 342 pages) : illustrations
Series Cambridge studies in the history of mass communications
Cambridge studies in the history of mass communications.
Contents Introduction: What Is the Hollywood Question? -- The Hollywood Question and American Anti-Semitism, 1880-1929 -- Anti-Semitism and the American Jewish Question -- Religion, Race, and Morality in the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question for a New America, 1929-1941 -- A New Deal for the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question in Popular Culture -- The Politics of the Hollywood Question -- Answering the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question, 1941 and Beyond -- Popular Culture Answers the Hollywood Question -- The Hollywood Question in Crisis, 1941 -- The New Hollywood Question
Summary "Hollywood and Anti-Semitism: A Cultural History up to World War II examines how the public perceived American Jews in the entertainment industry from the turn of the century to the outbreak of World War II. Eastern European Jewish immigrants are often credited with building a film industry during the first decade of the twentieth century and dominating it by the 1920s. In this study, Steven Carr reconceptualizes Jewish participation in Hollywood by examining prevalent attitudes toward Jews among American audiences. Analogous to the Jewish Question of the nineteenth century, which was concerned with the full participation of Jews within the sphere of public life, the Hollywood Question of the twenties, thirties, and forties addressed the Jewish population within mass media. This study reveals the powerful set of assumptions about ethnicity and media influence as it related to the role of the Jew in the motion picture industry."--Jacket
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral--University of Texas at Austin, 1994) presented under the title The Hollywood question
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-335) and index
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Subject Antisemitism -- United States.
Jews in the motion picture industry -- United States.
Motion picture industry -- California -- Los Angeles -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00058532
ISBN 0511012535 (electronic bk.)
0511053649 (electronic bk.)
051161263X (electronic bk.)
0521571189 (hbk.)
9780511012532 (electronic bk.)
9780511053641 (electronic bk.)
9780511612633 (electronic bk.)
9780521571180 (hbk.)
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