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Author Ross, Steven Joseph

Title Hollywood left and right : how movie stars shaped American politics / Steven J. Ross

Publ Info New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2011
 CCRI-Newport  E743 .R675 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  E743 .R675 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  E743 .R675 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  E743 .R675 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xi, 500 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: movie stars and politics -- The first political movie star: Charlie Chaplin -- The man who brought Hollywood into the Republican Party: Louis B. Mayer -- Little Caesar and the HUAC mob: Edward G. Robinson -- Hollywood and the conservative revolution: George Murphy and Ronald Reagan -- Politics in black and white: Harry Belafonte -- Movement leader, grassroots builder: Jane Fonda -- Moses and the red tide: Charlton Heston -- President Bulworth, or, will Mr. Beatty go to Washington?: Warren Beatty -- Governor Arnold and the age of celebrity politics: Arnold Schwarzenegger -- Epilogue
LC subject United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century
Motion picture industry -- United States -- Influence
Motion picture producers and directors -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Motion picture actors and actresses -- Political activity -- United States -- History -- 20th century
ISBN 9780195181722