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The Resource Mass appeal : the formative age of the movies, radio, and TV, Edward D. Berkowitz

Mass appeal : the formative age of the movies, radio, and TV, Edward D. Berkowitz

Label
Mass appeal : the formative age of the movies, radio, and TV
Title
Mass appeal
Title remainder
the formative age of the movies, radio, and TV
Statement of responsibility
Edward D. Berkowitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Mass Appeal describes the changing world of American popular culture from the first sound movies through the age of television. In short and accessible vignettes, the book reveals the career patterns of people who became big movie, TV, or radio stars. Eddie Cantor and Al Jolson symbolize the early stars of sound movies. Groucho Marx and Fred Astaire represent the movie stars of the 1930s, and Jack Benny stands in for the 1930s performers who achieved their success on radio. Katharine Hepburn, a stage and film star, illustrates the cultural trends of the late 1930s and early 1940s. Humphrey Bogart and Bob Hope serve as examples of performers who achieved great success during the Second World War. Walt Disney, Woody Allen, and Lucille Ball, among others, become the representative figures of the postwar world. Through these vignettes, the reader comes to understand the development of American mass media in the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
791.40973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
B385 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge essential histories
Label
Mass appeal : the formative age of the movies, radio, and TV, Edward D. Berkowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Sound comes in, vaudeville and silent pictures go out; 2. From Broadway to Hollywood with Groucho, Fred, and Ginger; 3. Radio nights; 4. From the 30s to the 40s with Kate, Bud, and Lou; 5. Bogie, Bob, and the boys at war; 6. The postwar movie scene; 7. Make room for TV; 8. Putting it together: Walt Disney introduces the baby boom to television; 9. The end of an era?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 212 p.
Isbn
9780521717779
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010030171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn607985447
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn676823017
Label
Mass appeal : the formative age of the movies, radio, and TV, Edward D. Berkowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Sound comes in, vaudeville and silent pictures go out; 2. From Broadway to Hollywood with Groucho, Fred, and Ginger; 3. Radio nights; 4. From the 30s to the 40s with Kate, Bud, and Lou; 5. Bogie, Bob, and the boys at war; 6. The postwar movie scene; 7. Make room for TV; 8. Putting it together: Walt Disney introduces the baby boom to television; 9. The end of an era?
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 212 p.
Isbn
9780521717779
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010030171
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn607985447
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn676823017

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    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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