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Author Cripps, Thomas.

Title Making movies Black : the Hollywood message movie from World War II to the civil rights era / Thomas Cripps.

Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.


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 UniM Bail  791.4308996 CRIP    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 382 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-369) and index.
Contents 1. Antebellum Hollywood 3 -- 2. Wendell and Walter Go to Hollywood 35 -- 3. Making of a Genre: The Integration of Colin Kelly, Meyer Levin, and Dorie Miller 64 -- 4. Making of The Negro Soldier 102 -- 5. Hollywood Wins: The End of "Race Movies," 126 -- 6. Documentary Film Culture and Postwar Liberal Momentum 151 -- 7. Thermidor 174 -- 8. "A Pot of Message" 215 -- 9. Settling In, Settling For 250.
Summary Covering the period from World War II through the civil rights movement of the 1950s. Examining this era through the prism of popular culture, Making Movies Black shows how movies anticipated and helped form America's changing ideas about race. Cripps contends that from the liberal rhetoric of the war years--marked as they were by the propaganda catchwords "brotherhood" and "tolerance"--came movies that defined a new African-American presence both in film and in American society at large. He argues that the war years, more than any previous era, gave African-American activists access to centers of cultural influence and power in both Washington and Hollywood.
Subject African Americans in the motion picture industry.
ISBN 0195076699 (paperback)
0195037731 (alk. paper)