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Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties

Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties - by Foster Hirsch

This fascinating look at Hollywood’s most turbulent decade and the demise of the studio system is set against the boom of the post–World War II years, the Cold War, and the atomic age—and the movies that reflected the seismic shifts.

About the author:

Foster Hirsch is a professor of film at Brooklyn College, and the author of sixteen books on film and theater, including Otto Preminger: The Man Who Would Be King, The Dark Side of the Screen: Film Noir, and A Method to Their Madness: The History of the Actors Studio. He lives in New York City.

Praise for Hollywood and the Movies of the Fifties:

“The definitive book on 1950s Hollywood.” — Booklist

“An important, riveting look at our nation at its peak as a world power and at the political, cultural, sexual upheavals it endured, reflected and explored in the quintessential American art form.

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