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The Resource Who's in the money? : the Great Depression musicals and Hollywood's New Deal, Harvey G. Cohen

Who's in the money? : the Great Depression musicals and Hollywood's New Deal, Harvey G. Cohen

Label
Who's in the money? : the Great Depression musicals and Hollywood's New Deal
Title
Who's in the money?
Title remainder
the Great Depression musicals and Hollywood's New Deal
Statement of responsibility
Harvey G. Cohen
Title variation
  • Who is in the money?
  • Great Depression musicals and Hollywood's New Deal
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Harry and Jack Warner were among the most important advocates and fundraisers of President Franklin Roosevelt during his 1932 presidential campaign, supporting his New Deal legislation in successful Great Depression musicals like 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933 and Footlight Parade. But while the Warner brothers posed as exemplars of the New Deal in real life and in their movies, they were meantime quietly attempting to reverse Roosevelt's policies within their studio and their industry. Using newly unearthed primary sources, this groundbreaking book examines the bitter and little-known struggle in Hollywood and Washington, DC during 1933 to create a National Recovery Administration (NRA) code of practice for the motion picture industry. But through the manipulation of New Deal legislation, Harry and Jack Warner--along with other studio moguls--sought to curtail workers' rights and salaries instead of bolstering both sides of the labour/management divide as they were supposed to do under NRA regulations, attempting to serve the economic pain of the Depression as much as possible onto artists and craftsmen, not owners or management. With its tales of Hollywood stars and employees fighting to win a fair share of the proceeds of their labour, the creation of the NRA code makes for an intriguing story of financial survival, political intrigue and backstabbing during the worst period of the Great Depression"--Publisher's description
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Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
791.430979494
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U65
LC item number
C64 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Traditions in American cinema
Label
Who's in the money? : the Great Depression musicals and Hollywood's New Deal, Harvey G. Cohen
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Warners and Franklin Roosevelt -- The Great Depression musicals -- Footlight parade -- On the job -- The NRA code -- Post-1933 : a conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 238 pages
Isbn
9781474429412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005579118
  • ucoclc1005579118
Label
Who's in the money? : the Great Depression musicals and Hollywood's New Deal, Harvey G. Cohen
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Warners and Franklin Roosevelt -- The Great Depression musicals -- Footlight parade -- On the job -- The NRA code -- Post-1933 : a conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 238 pages
Isbn
9781474429412
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1005579118
  • ucoclc1005579118

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