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The Cradle Will Rock, II

Howard Pollack

in Marc Blitzstein: His Life, His Work, His World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199791590
eISBN:
9780199949625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

This chapter offers a detailed account of the legendary premiere of The Cradle Will Rock, a renegade production of the Federal Theatre Project directed by Orson Welles and John Houseman. The chapter ... More


From Broadway to Hollywood

Max Alvarez

in The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039249
eISBN:
9781626740051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039249.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on Mann’s beginnings as a stage director, beginning with his 1933 staging of Thunder on the Left, based on a Christopher Morley novel. Mann (still known professionally as Anton ... More


Art as a Weapon

Sharon Ann Musher

in Democratic Art: The New Deal's Influence on American Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226247182
eISBN:
9780226247212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226247212.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Federal patronage rarely fosters controversial art, but a number of polemical works did emerge under federal sponsorship. This chapter examines how three art projects–the Federal Theatre Project ... More


The Crime Films of Anthony Mann

Max Alvarez

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039249
eISBN:
9781626740051
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039249.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Anthony Mann was a major contributor to film noir, and this book studies the development, production, and marketing, of the director’s 1942-1951 cycle of 15 thrillers and suspense melodramas (one of ... More


Political Repression and Culture War

Nick Fischer

in Spider Web: The Birth of American Anticommunism

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040023
eISBN:
9780252098222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040023.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how wartime and Red Scare repression expanded into a general cultural war on “Bolshevik” causes, individuals, and organizations targeted by the Anticommunist Spider Web during ... More


Aesthetics as Politics

Joanna Dee Das

in Katherine Dunham: Dance and the African Diaspora

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190264871
eISBN:
9780190264901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190264871.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Dance, History, American

“Aesthetics as Politics” discusses how and why Dunham decided that her primary strategy to fight racism would be to create beautiful choreography rooted in Africanist aesthetics. After returning from ... More


Constructing G. I. Joe Louis

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

in Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter argues that the war initiated new forms of government-sponsored culture on radio and film, which made program administrators much more wary of the kinds of projects they would develop. ... More


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