Movies in American History

Movies in American History

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This provocative three-volume encyclopedia is a valuable resource for readers seeking an understanding of how movies have both reflected and helped engender America's political, economic, and social history. * Provides 450 Aa€“Z entries that comprehensively cover the historical significance of subjects, people, and films of the American cinema * Contains contributions from 150 distinguished interdisciplinary scholars offering their analysis on the role of movies in American history * Includes reference materials and suggestions for further reading with every entryAn Italian immigrant, Frank Capra was a major contributor to the development of the American film industry. ... The youngest child, Capra attended school, sold newspapers, and worked at other jobs to finance his education. He graduated from Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles and then the Throop Institute (now the California Institute of Technology) with a bachelor of ... silent films based on poems.

Title:Movies in American History
Author:Philip C. DiMare
Publisher:ABC-CLIO - 2011


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