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Author Hoberman, J.

Title An army of phantoms : American movies and the making of the Cold War / J. Hoberman.

Imprint New York, NY : The New Press, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    791.43658 HOB    Available
Description xxi, 383 p. 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction : from God's mouth to your ear -- Prologue : mission for Hollywood, Stalingrad to victory -- Aliens among us : Hollywood, 1946-47. MGM's Manhattan project : the beginning or the end? -- When HUAC came to Hollywood--- Show time ("hooray for Robert Taylor!") -- Decision at the Waldorf : the big mop up -- Fighting for the ministry of truth, justice, and the American way, 1948-50. The Iron Curtain parts and the campaign begins -- Fort Apache, our home -- Hollywood alert : from red menace to storm warning -- "The saucers are real!" (and guilty of treason) -- Sunset/panic/in a lonely place -- Countdown -- Redskin menace from outer space : America at war, 1950-52. Across Rio Grande- into Manchuria -- This is Korea? -- The commie was a thing for the FBI! -- Three cases: Joseph L., Carl F., Elia Kazan -- Campaign '52: take us to our leader, big Jim -- High noon in the universe -- The paxamericanarama: Eisenhower power, 1953-54. "No one on this earth can help you" : above and beyond, fantasies of invasion -- The hammer, the witch trials, and pickup on South Street -- After Quo vadis : onward Christian soldier, watch out for the wild one Marilyn ascends, Joe goes down -- Sh-boom them! (demillenium approaching . . .) -- Searchin' : America on the road, 1955-56. Coonskin kids or, the martians have landed -- On the brink of the wild frontier : kiss me deadly, thou rebel without cause! -- Better red than dead : body-snatched prisoners of Comanche mind control -- "That'll be the day!" the spirit of '56 -- Epilogue: the face of the crowd.
Subject Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Cold War in motion pictures.
Communism and motion pictures -- United States.
Motion pictures -- Political aspects -- United States.
ISBN 1595580050

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