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What Dreams Were Made of free pdf Humphrey Bogart. Abbott and Costello. Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney. John Wayne. Rita Hayworth and Betty Grable. Images of these film icons conjure up a unique moment in cinema and history, one of optimism and concern, patriotism and cynicism. "What Dreams Were Made Of" examines the performers who helped define American cinema in the 1940s, a decade of rapid and repeated upheaval for Hollywood and the United States. Through insightful discussions of key films as well as studio publicity and fan magazines, the essays in this collection analyze how these actors and actresses helped lift spirits during World War II, whether in service comedies, combat films, or escapist musicals. The contributors, all major writers on the stars and movies of this period, also explore how cultural shifts after the war forced many stars to adjust to new outlooks and attitudes, particularly in film noir. Together, they represented the hopes and fears of a nation during turbulent times, enacting on the silver screen the dreams of millions of moviegoers.

About Sean Griffin

Sean Griffin is an associate professor of the division of cinema-television at Southern Methodist University. He has written numerous books including "Tinker Belles and Evil Queens, Queer Images," and "America on Film," and he has edited a number of anthologies.

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Author : Sean Griffin
Publisher : Rutgers University Press
Data Published : 15 April 2011
ISBN : 0813549647
EAN : 9780813549644
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 268 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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