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Title Cinema civil rights : regulation, repression, and race in the classical Hollywood era / Ellen C. Scott.
Author Scott, Ellen C., 1978- author.
Publication New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2015]
Description x, 253 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Call # 791.43652 S
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-242) and index.
Contents Regulating race, structuring absence: industry self-censorship and African American representability -- American state censorship and the color line -- Racial trauma, civil rights and the brutal imagination of Darryl F. Zanuck -- Shadowboxing: black interpretive activism in the classical Hollywood era.
Summary "From Al Jolson in blackface to Song of the South, there is a long history of racism in Hollywood film. Yet as early as the 1930s, movie studios carefully vetted their releases, removing racially offensive language like the 'N-word.' This censorship did not stem from purely humanitarian concerns, but rather from worries about boycotts from civil rights groups and loss of revenue from African American filmgoers. Cinema Civil Rights presents the untold history of how Black audiences, activists, and lobbyists influenced the representation of race in Hollywood in the decades before the 1960s civil rights era. Employing a nuanced analysis of power, Ellen C. Scott reveals how these representations were shaped by a complex set of negotiations between various individuals and organizations. Rather than simply recounting the perspective of film studios, she calls our attention to a variety of other influential institutions, from protest groups to state censorship boards. Scott demonstrates not only how civil rights debates helped shaped the movies, but also how the movies themselves provided a vital public forum for addressing taboo subjects like interracial sexuality, segregation, and lynching."--Publisher's Web site.
Subject African Americans in motion pictures.
Racism in motion pictures.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures.
African Americans in the motion picture industry -- History -- 20th century.
African American political activists -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Civil rights -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Motion picture industry -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Motion pictures -- Censorship -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African American political activists. (OCoLC)fst00799307
African Americans -- Civil rights. (OCoLC)fst00799575
African Americans in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst00799733
African Americans in the motion picture industry. (OCoLC)fst00799738
Motion picture industry. (OCoLC)fst01027150
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Motion pictures -- Censorship. (OCoLC)fst01027303
Racism in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01086658
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01431527
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
1900-1999
Genre History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9780813571362 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
0813571367 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780813571355 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0813571359 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

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