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Hollywood and the Baby Boom: A Social History

Hollywood and the Baby Boom: A Social History (Hardback)

By Russell, James
By Whalley, Jim

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Between 1946 and 1964 seventy-five million babies were born, dwarfing the generations that preceded and succeeded them. At each stage of its life-cycle, the baby boom's great size has dictated the terms of national policy and public debate. While aspects of this history are well-...documented, the relationship between the baby boom and Hollywood has never been explored. And yet, for almost 40 years, baby boomers made up the majority of Hollywood's audience, and since the 1970s, boomers have dominated movie production. Hollywood and the Baby Boom weaves together interviews with leading filmmakers, archival research and the memories of hundreds of ordinary filmgoers to tell the full story of Hollywood's relationship with the boomers for the first time. The authors demonstrate the profound influence of the boomers on the ways that movies were made, seen and understood since the 1950s. The result is a compelling new account that draws upon an unprecedented range of sources, and offers new insights into the history of American movies.
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ISBN 9781501331497
Released NZ 28 Dec 2017
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781501331497
Stock Available
Status Title is temporarily out of stock
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Academic USA
Released 28 Dec 2017
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Russell, James
By Whalley, Jim
Category Performing Arts: Films, Cinema
Social & Cultural History
Population & Demography
Number of Pages 352
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Dewey Code 791.430973
Weight 625g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Motion pictures - Social aspects - United States, Motion pictures - Production and direction - Social aspects, Baby boom generation - United States
NBS Text The Arts: Textbooks & Study Guides
ONIX Text College/higher education