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Laughing at the Early Cold War: Communism, the USSR, and the Comedy of Hail, Caesar! and The Death of Stalin

Lori Maguire

in Cold War II: Hollywood's Renewed Obsession with Russia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781496831095
eISBN:
9781496831149
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496831095.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter examines two recent films, Hail Caesar! and The Death of Stalin, both set in the early 1950s, that use black humor to consider two very serious events. Set two years apart (the first in ... More


War with First National, 1922

Brian Taves

in Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134222
eISBN:
9780813135939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ince was about to begin a struggle to maintain his organization against First National in 1922. The grosses of Associated Producers had halved almost immediately after the merger with First National, ... More


American Men and Women

Robert L. McLaughlin and Sally E. Parry

in We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema during World War II

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813123868
eISBN:
9780813134840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813123868.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the presentation of American men and women in Hollywood World War 2 films. It suggests this presentation revised traditional film constructions of masculinity and femininity ... More


“The Star-Spangled Banner” and the Development of a Federalist Musical Tradition

Billy Coleman

in Harnessing Harmony: Music, Power, and Politics in the United States, 1788-1865

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781469658872
eISBN:
9781469658896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469658872.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter provides a new account of the political lineage of “The Star-Spangled Banner” that ties its composition to the identification of a distinctively Federalist conception of music in early ... More


MGM’s Quo vadis: from Historical Fiction to Screen Spectacle

Martin M. Winkler

in The Novel of Neronian Rome and its Multimedial Transformations: Sienkiewicz's Quo vadis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780198867531
eISBN:
9780191904318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198867531.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The 1951 epic Quo Vadis, directed by Mervyn LeRoy, is the most famous adaptation of Henryk Sienkiewicz’s novel and eclipsed all earlier and later versions made between 1912 and 2001. This chapter is ... More


University of Virginia

James Rodger Fleming

in First Woman: Joanne Simpson and the Tropical Atmosphere

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198862734
eISBN:
9780191895340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862734.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Joanne accepted a named chair at the University of Virginia, but the position was not right for her or her husband.


“A Glorious Opportunity to Destroy Faction”

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

Americans commonly leveraged music to circulate narratives of partisan dominance in the early republic, and this chapter examines how Federalists in particular used music to articulate a powerful ... More


Conclusion: The Legacy of Early American Political Song

Laura Lohman

in Hail Columbia!: American Music and Politics in the Early Nation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780190930615
eISBN:
9780190930646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930615.003.0008
Subject:
Music, History, American

This conclusion traces how early American political music was used throughout the nineteenth century. While political music in the early nation was often ephemeral, some of it proved surprisingly ... More


Climate of the Shortgrass Steppe

Roger A. Pielke and Nolan J. Doesken

in Title Page

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195135824
eISBN:
9780197561638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195135824.003.0006
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

The climate of a region involves the short- and long-term interaction among the atmospheric, hydrologic, ecologic, oceanographic, and cryospheric components of the earth’s environmental system ... More


Climates, Cultures, and Founding Myths

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

The size, scope, and variety of changes in weather-society relations that history records are a great embarrassment to climatic determinism, for they have occurred without the weather itself ... More


Antebellum America

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0008
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

In 1810, more than four in five Americans lived in one of the original thirteen seaboard states. Half a century later, though those states had grown considerably, they held less than half of the ... More


Postbellum America

William B. Meyer

in Americans and Their Weather

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195131826
eISBN:
9780197559505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195131826.003.0009
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

One of the earliest historians of the Civil War saw it as a fundamental clash between the peoples of different latitudes. Climate had made the antebellum North and South distinct societies and ... More


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