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Jezebels and Rebels, Cavaliers and Compromise, 1930–1939

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the historical films produced in Hollywood during the period from 1930 to 1939 which focused on the American Civil War and the Reconstruction. The most notable of these types of ... More


Saving Tara and Gone With the Wind

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As with The Wizard of Oz, Fleming took on Gone With the Wind when some shooting had already been done under other directors, and these directorial conflicts would plague the rest of the production. ... More


Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Michael Sragow

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Victor Fleming was the most sought-after director in Hollywood’s golden age, renowned for his ability to make films across an astounding range of genres—Westerns, earthy sexual dramas, family ... More


Saving “The Dump”: Race and the Restoration of the Margaret Mitchell House in Atlanta

Kathleen Clark

in Destination Dixie: Tourism and Southern History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042374
eISBN:
9780813043494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042374.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Kathleen Clark’s essay examines another of the South’s important literary figures, Margaret Mitchell. Gone with the Wind, Mitchell’s epic novel on the Civil War South, was an international phenomenon ... More


Melodrama, Lyrics, and Autonomic Response

Torben Grodal

in Moving Pictures: A New Theory of Film Genres, Feelings, and Cognition

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159834
eISBN:
9780191673719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159834.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter analyses aspects of the melodrama, emphasizing especially its nature as a conflict between active and passive reactions. It illustrates lyrical and melodramatic patterns in Gone With the ... More


Symphonic Narratives (and Promiscuous Pleasure): Film Music and Changing Perceptions of the Symphony in the Nineteenth Century

Peter Franklin

in Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195383454
eISBN:
9780199897032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383454.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

The “history” of film is reengaged through music, specifically the symphony and its modes of internalized and visualized reception in the nineteenth century. The argument hinges upon an extended ... More


Look Away! Dixie’s Landed!

Nina Silber

in This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646541
eISBN:
9781469646565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646541.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The pro-Confederate Lost Cause memory of the Civil War continued to have considerable staying power during the 1930s, seen most notably in the popularity of the book and film versions of Gone With ... More


Jock Whitney: David O. Selznick’s Banker

Alan Shuback

in Hollywood at the Races: Film's Love Affair with the Turf

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178295
eISBN:
9780813178325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178295.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The family of John Hay “Jock” Whitney, descendant of Mayflower traveler William Bradford, owned the fabulously successful Thoroughbred estate known as Greentree Stables, which he ran for much of his ... More


Chaptr Six

Patrick McGilligan

in George Cukor: A Double Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter focuses on some important developments in George Cukor’s career as a Hollywood director, including the deaths of George Cukor’s mother, Helen Gross Cukor, and MGM producer Irving ... More


Romance and Racism after the Civil War

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the rebirth of the plantation romance from the 1900s through to the 1940s, discussing two key popular fictions: Thomas Dixon’s The Leopard’s Spots and Margaret Mitchell’s Gone ... More


Gone with the Plague: Jezebel (1938)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the production history of Jezebel, Wyler's first film for Warner Brothers and, most importantly, his first collaboration with Bette Davis — with whom he had an affair, and who ... More


Faltering Narrative: Eudora Welty’s “The Burning,” Slavery’s Ghosts, and the Politics of Grief

Susan V. Donaldson

in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781496826145
eISBN:
9781496826190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496826145.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Eudora Welty’s rejection of the Cult of the Lost Cause and its veneration of the Civil War, a conflict she associated with the kind of narcissistic melancholia Judith Butler ... More


Introduction toward a Filmic Writing of History in Classical Hollywood

J.E. Smyth

in Reconstructing American Historical Cinema: From Cimarron to Citizen Kane

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124063
eISBN:
9780813134765
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124063.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about Hollywood historical films. This book provides commentaries on historical films produced in the U.S. from 1931 to 1942 and ... More


A Red-Headed Woman Immaculate and Immediate from the Beauty Parlor: Atlanta, Georgia

Jennifer Ritterhouse

in Discovering the South: One Man's Travels through a Changing America in the 1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630946
eISBN:
9781469630960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630946.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines Jonathan Daniels's negative reaction to visiting Atlanta and meeting Gone with the Wind author Margaret Mitchell in June 1937. Daniels perceived Atlanta as the capital of the ... More


Reconstructing Racial Perception

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter interprets Frank Yerby, one of the most successful African American historical romance writers in U.S. publication history, in relation to the conjunction of plantation romance and ... More


The South Is Dead

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0016
Subject:
Music, History, American

No Steiner project would be more difficult or emotionally draining than Gone with the Wind. This chapter explores how the composer wrote and/or supervised more than three hours of orchestral music in ... More


Organisation Women and Belle Rebels: Hollywood’s Working Women in the 1930s

J. E. Smyth

in Hollywood and the Great Depression: American Film, Politics and Society in the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748699926
eISBN:
9781474426749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699926.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This shows how Hollywood was more effective than any other institution in America in challenging gender roles and portraying a positive image of working women both on and off screen. It reviews the ... More


Afterword: A Great American Movie Director

Michael Sragow

in Victor Fleming: An American Movie Master

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813144412
eISBN:
9780813145235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144412.003.0032
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Though Fleming left very few personal notes behind, his life had been extensively recorded through the press and friends’ remembrances. With his incredible successes like Gone with the Wind and The ... More


Stories Retold, Memories Remade

Nina Silber

in This War Ain't Over: Fighting the Civil War in New Deal America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469646541
eISBN:
9781469646565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469646541.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter considers how traditional ways of remembering the Civil War began to shift as fewer of the war’s participants – soldiers and civilians – were still alive. Important new actors helped ... More


Cults, Independents and ‘Guerrilla’ Filmmaking

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0022
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on alternative models of cinema, which flourished beyond the exclusive control of the major studios. This was related in no small part to occasional funding sources and ... More


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