This list deals with a limited number of topics related to film. Users will find references mostly to studies of the film industry, censorship-related issues, movie going, and cultural studies of film. It does not generally contain biographies of famous film makers or movie stars, technical information about film production, or much in the way of theoretical or interpretive analysis of film content.
Abel, Richard, and Rick Altman. The Sounds of Early Cinema. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.
Abel, Richard. Americanizing the Movies and “Movie-Mad”
Audiences, 1910–1914. Berkeley:
University of California Press, 2006.
Abel, Richard. “‘Zip!-Zam!-Zowie!’: A New Take on Institutional American Cinema’s History before 1915.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television (Abingdon) 29 (December 2009): 421–432.
Abel, Richard. Menus for Movieland: Newspapers and the Emergence of American Film Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2015.
Acker, Ally. Reel Women. New York: Continuum, 1991.
Alexander, William. Film on the Left: American Documentary Film from 1931 to 1942. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1981.
Allen, Robert C. Vaudeville and Film, 1895-1915: A Study in Media Interaction. New York: Arno Press, 1980.
Allen, Robert C., and Douglas Gomery. Film History: Theory and Practice. New York: Knopf, 1985.
Allison, Tanine. “Screen Combat: Recreating World War II in American Film and Media.” PhD dissertation, University of Pittsburgh, 2010.
Ankerich, Michael G. Broken Silence: Conversations with Twenty-three Silent Film Stars. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1992.
Aquila, Richard. The Sagebrush Trail: Western Movies and Twentieth-Century America. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2015.
Askari, Kaveh. “Moving Pictures before Motion Pictures: The Pictorial Tradition and American Media Aesthetics, 1890-1920.” PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, 2005.
Atkinson, Nathan S. “This is Crossroads: How Newsreels Made the 1946 Atomic Tests at Bikini Atoll Public.” PhD dissertation, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009.
Badsey, Stephen. “The Depiction of War Reporters in Hollywood Feature Films from the Vietnam War to the Present.” Film History 14:3-4 (2002): 243-260.
Baker, Aaron. Contesting Identities: Sports in American Film. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Gerben. Entertainment Industrialized: The
Emergence of the International Film Industry, 1890-1940. New York:
Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Balio, Tino, ed. The American Film Industry. Revised Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.
Balio, Tino. United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1976.
Balio, Tino, ed., Hollywood in the Age of Television. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1990.*
Balio, Tino. Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise. History of the American Cinema, Volume 5. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996.
Bandy, Mary Lea, ed. The Dawn of Sound. New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1989.*
Banks, Miranda J. The Writers: A History of American Screenwriters and Their Guild. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2015.
Barbas, Samantha. “The Political Spectator: Censorship, Protest, and the Movie-going Experience, 1912-1922.” Film History 11:2 (1999): 217-229.
Barnouw, Erik. Documentary: A History of the Nonfiction Film. New York: Oxford University Press, 1974.
Barrios, Richard. A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film. New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
Basinger, Jeanine. A Woman's View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women, 1930-1960. New York: Knopf, 1993.
Basinger, Jeanine. The World War II Combat Film: Anatomy of a Genre. New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.
Bass, Jennifer, and Pat Kirkham. Saul Bass: A Life in Film and Design. London: Laurence King, 2011.
Basten, Fred E. Glorious Technicolor: The Movies' Magic Rainbow. New York: Barnes, 1980.
Bean, Jennifer M., ed. Flickers of Desire: Movie Stars of the 1910s. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2011.
Bean, Shawn C. The First Hollywood: Florida and the Golden Age of Silent Filmmaking. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2008.
Berg, Scott. Goldwyn: A Biography. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1989.
Beltrán, Mary C. Latina/o Stars in U.S. Eyes: The Making and Meaning of Film and TV Stardom. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.
Belton, John. American Cinema/American Culture. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1994.
Berkowitz, Edward D. Mass Appeal: The Formative Age of the Movies, Radio, and TV. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Bernardoni, James. The New Hollywood: What Movies Did with the New Freedoms of the Seventies. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland, 1991.
Bernstein, Matthew, ed. Controlling Hollywood: Censorship and Regulation in the Studio Era. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1999.
Birdwell, Michael. Celluloid Soldiers: The Warner Bros. Campaign Against Nazism. New York: New York University Press, 2000.
Black, Gregory D. The Catholic Crusade Against the Movies, 1940-1975. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
Black, Gregory D. Hollywood Censored: Morality Codes, Catholics, and the
Movies. New York: Cambridge University Press,
New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
Blanchard, Paul. American Freedom and Catholic Power. Boston: Beacon, 1950.
Blouin, Michael J. “Auditory Ambivalence: Music in the Western from High Noon to Brokeback Mountain.” Journal of Popular Culture 43:6 (December 2010): 1173-1188.
Bodnar, John. Blue Collar Hollywood: Liberalism, Democracy, and Working People in American Film. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003.
Bordwell, David, Janet Staiger, and Kristin Thompson. The Classical Hollywood Cinema: Film Style and Mode of Production to 1960. New York: Columbia University Press, 1985.
Bowser, Eileen. The Transformation of Cinema: 1907-1915. History of the American Cinema, Volume 2. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Brasell, R. Bruce. “A Dangerous Experiment to Try’: Film Censorship During the Twentieth Century in Mobile, Alabama.” Film History 15:1 (2003): 81-102.
Bronstein, Carolyn, and Whitney Strub, eds. Porno Chic and the Sex Wars: American Sexual Representation in the 1970s. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2017.
Brown, Noel. “‘A New Movie-Going Public’: 1930s Hollywood and the Emergence of the ‘Family’ Film.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 33 (March 2013): 1–23.
Brownlow, Kevin. Behind the Mask of Innocence. New York: Knopf, 1990. Silent film
Buhle, Paul, and Dave Wagner. Hide in Plain Sight: The Hollywood Blacklistees in Film and Television, 1950-2002. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Burgoyne, Robert. Film Nation: Hollywood Looks at U.S. History. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1997.
Burgoyne, Robert. The Hollywood Historical Film. Malden,
MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2008.
Butters, Gerald R.,
Jr. Banned in Kansas: Motion Picture Censorship,
1915–1966. Columbia: University of
Missouri Press, 2007.
Butters, Gerald R. From Sweetback to Super Fly: Race and Film Audiences in Chicago’s Loop. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2016.
Caddoo, Cara. Envisioning Freedom: Cinema and the Building of Modern Black Life. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2014.
Caddoo, Cara. “Put Together to Please a Colored Audience: Black Churches, Motion Pictures, and Migration at the Turn of the Century.” Journal of American History 101:3 (December 2014): 778-804.
M. "Guardians of Democracy or Cultural Storm Troopers?
American Catholics and the Control of Popular Media, 1934-1966." Catholic
Historical Review 87:2 (April 2001): 252-282.
Calder-Marshall, Arthur. The Innocent Eye. New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1966.
Campbell, Craig W. Reel America and World War I: A Comprehensive Filmography and History of Motion Pictures in the United States, 1914-1920. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1985.
Cameron, Evan William, ed. Sound and the Cinema: The Coming of Sound to American Film. Pleasantville, NY: Redgrave, 1980.*
Caspar, Drew. Postwar Hollywood: 1946-1962. New York: Wiley, 2007.
Ceplair, Larry, and Steven Englund. The Inquisition in Hollywood: Politics in the Film Community, 1930-1960. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2003.
Ceplair, Larry. The Marxist and the Movies: A Biography of Paul Jarrico. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2007.
Charney, Leo, and Vanessa R. Schwartz, eds. Cinema and the Invention of Modern Life. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.
Charters, W. W. Motion Pictures and Youth. New York: Macmillan, 1933.
Christensen, Terry, and Peter J. Hass. Projecting Politics: Political Messages in American Films. Armonk: M.E. Sharpe, 2005.
Clark, Danae. Negotiating Hollywood: The Cultural Politics of Actors' Labor. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1995.
Clark, Joseph E. “‘Canned History’: American Newsreels and the Commodification of Reality, 1927–1945.” PhD dissertation, Brown University, 2011.
Cocks, Orrin. “What Standards Shall We Have for Motion Pictures to be Shown to Children?” Journal of the American Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology 6:4 (November 1915): 627-629.
Cohen, Paula M. Silent Film and the Triumph of the American Myth. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.
Conant, Michael. Antitrust in the Motion Picture Industry: Economic and Legal Analysis. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1960.
Cook, David A. Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Shadow of Vietnam and Watergate, 1970-1979. History of the American Cinema, Volume 9. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
Cooper, Mark Garrett. Universal Women: Filmmaking and Institutional Change in Early Hollywood. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2010.
Corkin, Stanley. “Sex and the City in Decline: Midnight Cowboy (1969) and Klute (1971).” Journal of Urban History 36 (September 2010): 617–633.
Couvares, Francis G., ed., Movie Censorship and American Culture. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996.*
Crafton, Donald. Before Mickey: The Animated Film, 1898-1926. Boston: MIT Press, 1982.
Crafton, Donald. The Talkies: American Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931. History of American Cinema, Volume 4. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
Cramer Brownell, Kathryn. “‘Movietime U.S.A’: The Motion Picture Industry Council and the Politicization of Hollywood in Postwar America.” Journal of Policy History 24:3 (2012): 518–542.
Cramer Brownell, Kathryn. Showbiz Politics: Hollywood in American Political Life. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2014.
Cripps, Thomas. Slow Fade to Black: The Negro in American Film, 1900-1942. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.
Cripps, Thomas. Making Movies Black: The Hollywood Message Movie from World War II to Civil Rights. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.
Custen, George. Twentieth Century Fox: Darryl F. Zanuck and the Culture of Hollywood. New York: Basic Books, 1997.
Czitrom, Daniel. "The Redemption of Leisure: The National Board of Censorship and the Rise of Motion Pictures in New York City, 1900-1920." Studies in Visual Communication 10 (Fall 1984): 2- .
Davis, Blair. The Battle for the Bs: 1950s Hollywood and the Rebirth of Low-Budget Cinema. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2012.
DeBauche, Leslie Midkiff.
Reel Patriotism: The Movies and World War I. Madison:
University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.
DeCordova, Richard. Picture Personalities: The Emergence of the Star System in Hollywood. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1990.
de Grazia, Edward, and Roger K. Newman. Banned Films: Movies, Censors, and the First Amendment. New York: Bowker, 1982.
Deshardins, Mary. “Fan Magazine Trouble: The AMPP, Studio Publicity Directors, and the Hollywood Press, 1945-1952.” Film History 26:3 (2014): 29-56.
Di Laura, Al, and Gerald Rabkin. Dirty Movies: An Illustrated History of the Stag Film. New York: Chelsea House, 1976.
Diawara, Manthia, ed. Black American Cinema. New York: Routledge, 1993.
Dick, Bernard F. The Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1985.
Dick, Bernard F. Radical Innocence: A Critical Study of the Hollywood Ten. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1989.
Dick, Bernard F. The Screen is Red: Hollywood, Communism, and the Cold War. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2016.
Doherty, Thomas P. Pre-code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and
Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934. New York: Columbia University
Doherty, Thomas P. Projections of War: Hollywood, American
Culture, and World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.
Doherty, Thomas. Hollywood’s Censor: Joseph I. Breen & the Production Code Administration. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.
Dunn, Stephane. Baad Bitches and Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action Films. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008.
Eams, John Douglas. The MGM Story. New York: Crown, 1977.
Eberwein, Robert, ed. The War Film. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2005.
Eckstein, Arthur. “The Hollywood Ten in History and Memory.” Film History 16:4 (2004): 424-436.
Ehrlich, Matthew C. Journalism in the Movies. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.
Esperdy, Gabrielle. “From Instruction to Consumption: Architecture and Design in Hollywood Movies of the 1930s.” Journal of American Culture 30: 2 (June 2007): 198-211.
Evans, Joyce A. Celluloid Mushroom Clouds: Hollywood and the Atomic Bomb. Boulder: Westview Press, 1998.
Everson, William K. American Silent Film. New York: Oxford University Press, 1978.
Eyman, Scott. The Speed of Sound: Hollywood and the Talkie Revolution. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
Facey, Paul W. The Legion of Decency: A Sociological Analysis of the Emergence and Development of a Social Pressure Group. New York: Arno, 1974.
Faulkner, Robert R. Hollywood Studio Musicians: Their Work and Careers in the Recording Industry. Chicago: Aldine and Atherton, 1971.
Field, Allyson Nadia. Uplift Cinema: The Emergence of African American Film and the Possibility of Black Modernity. Durham: Duke University Press, 2015.
Fielding, Raymond. The American Newsreel: A Complete History,
1911-1967. 2 ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2006.
Fine, Richard. Hollywood and the Profession of Authorship, 1928-1940. Ann Arbor: UMI, 1985.
Fisher, Robert. "Film Censorship and Progressive Reform: The National Board of Censorship of Motion Pictures." Journal of Popular Culture 4:2 (1975): 143-156.
Flamini, Roland. Thalberg: The Last Tycoon and the World of MGM. New York: Crown, 1994.
Freedland, Michael. The Warner Brothers. London: Harrap, 1983.
Friedlich, Otto. City of Nets: A Portrait of Hollywood in the 1940s. New York: Harper and Row, 1986.
Friedman, Lester D., ed. Unspeakable Images: Ethnicity and the American Cinema. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1991.
Frost, Jennifer. “‘Good Riddance to Bad Company’: Hedda Hopper, Hollywood Gossip, and the Campaign against Charlie Chaplin, 1940–1952.” Australasian Journal of American Studies 26 (December 2007): 74–88.
Frost, Jennifer. “Hedda Hopper, Hollywood Gossip, and the Politics of Racial Representation in Film, 1946-1948.” Journal of African American History 93:1 (Winter 2008): 36-63.
Frost, Jennifer. Hedda Hopper’s Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism. New York: NYU Press, 2010.
Fyne, Robert. The Hollywood Propaganda of World War II. Metuchen,
NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1994.
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1994.
Fuller-Seeley, Katherine, ed. Hollywood in
the Neighborhood: Historical Case Studies of Local Moviegoing.
Berkley: University of California Press, 2008.
Gabler, Neal. An Empire of Their Own: How the Jews Invented Hollywood. New York: Crown, 1988.
Gardner, Gerald C. The Censorship Papers: Movie Censorship Letters From the Hays Office, 1934-1968. New York: Dodd Mead, 1987.
Geltzer, Jeremy. Dirty Words and Filthy Pictures: Film and the First Amendment. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.
Gerstner, David A. Manly Arts: Masculinity and Nation in Early American Cinema. Durham: Duke University Press, 2006.
Gevinson, Alan, ed. Within Our Gates: Ethnicity in American Feature Films, 1911-1960. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
Gladchuk, John Joseph. "Reticent Reds:
HUAC, Hollywood, and the Evolution of the Red Menace, 1935-1950." PhD dissertation, University of California- Riverside,
Hollywood and Anticommunism: HUAC and the Evolution of the Red Menace. New York: Routledge, 2006.
Giovaccini, Saverio. Hollywood Modernism: Film and Politics in the Age of the New Deal. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001.
Gomery, Douglas. The Coming of Sound to American Cinema: A History of the Transformation of an Industry. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1975.
Gomery, Douglas. The Hollywood Studio System, 1930-1949. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1989.
Gomery, Douglas. Movie History: A Survey. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 1991.
Gomery, Douglas. Shared Pleasures: A History of Movie Presentation in the United States. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992.
Good, Howard, and Michael J. Dillon. Media Ethics Goes to the Movies. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2002.
Gorham, Kindem, ed. The American Movie Industry: The Business of Motion Pictures. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1982.
Greene, Doyle. The American Worker on Film: A Critical History, 1909–1999. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2010.
Greene, Jane M. “Hollywood’s Production Code and Thirties Romantic Comedy.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 30 (March 2010): 55–73.
Grieveson, Lee. Policing Cinema: Movies and Censorship in Early Twentieth Century America. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004.
Griffith, Richard, ed. The Talkies: Articles and Illustrations from a Great Fan Magazine, 1928-1940. New York: Dover, 1971.
Haberski, Raymond J., Jr. Its Only a Movie!: Films and Critics in American Culture. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2001.
Hallett, Hilary. Go West, Young Woman: The Rise of Early Hollywood. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012.
Hamilton, Marsha J., and Eleanor S. Block, eds. Projecting Ethnicity and Race: An Annotated Bibliography of Studies on Imagery in American Film. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003.
Hansen, Miriam. Babel & Babylon: Spectatorship in American Silent Film. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991.
Harris, Albert W., Jr. “Movie Censorship and the Supreme Court: What Next?” California Law Review 42:1 (Spring 1954): 122-138.
Harris, Mark. Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War. New York: Penguin, 2014.
Higashi, Sumiko. Stars, Fans, and Consumption in the 1950s: Reading Photoplay. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Hilliard, Robert L. Hollywood Speaks Out: Pictures That Dared to Protest Real World Issues. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
Hoffman, Alison Rene. “Our Bodies, Our Cameras: Women’s Experimental Cinema in the U.S., 1964–1976.” PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010.
Horne, Gerald. Class Struggle in Hollywood 1930-1950: Moguls,
Mobsters, Stars, Reds and Trade Unionists. Austin:
University of Texas Press, 2001.
Austin: University of Texas Press, 2001.
Horne, Gerald. The Final Victim of the Blacklist: John Howard Lawson, Dean of the Hollywood Ten. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
Hughes-Warrington, Marnie, ed. The History on Film Reader. New York: Routledge, 2009.
Humphries, Reynold. Hollywood’s Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.
Inglis, Ruth. Freedom of the
Movies: A Report on Self-Regulation from the Commission on Freedom of the Press.
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1947.
Izod, John. Hollywood and the Box Office, 1895-1986. New York: Columbia University Press, 1988.
Jacobs, Lea. The Wages of Sin: Censorship in the Fallen Woman Film. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1991.
Jarvis, Arthur R., Jr. “The Payne Fund Reports: A Discussion of their Content, Public Reaction, and Affect on the Motion Picture Industry, 1930-1940.” Journal of Popular Culture 25:2 (Fall 1991): 127-140.
Jewell, Richard B. The Golden Age of Cinema, 1929-1945. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2007.
Jewell, Richard B. Slow Fade to Black: The Decline of RKO Radio Pictures. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016.
Johnson, Stephen Patrick. “Staying Power: The Mainstreaming of the Hard-Core Pornographic Film Industry, 1969–1990.” PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009.
Jowett, Garth. Film, the Democratic Art. Boston: Little, Brown, 1976.
Jowett, Garth. "Social Science as a Weapon: The Origin of the Payne Fund Studies, 1926-1929." Communication 13:3 (1992): 211-225.
Kellow, Brian. Pauline Kael: A Life in the Dark. New York, NY: Viking, Penguin Group, 2011.
King, Rob. The Fun Factory: The Keystone Film Company and the Emergence of Mass Culture. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.
Klinger, Barbara. Beyond the Multiplex: Cinema, New Technologies, and the Home. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
Knight, Julia, and Christine Gledhill. Doing Women’s Film History: Reframing Cinemas, Past and Future. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2015.
Koppes, Clayton R. and Gregory D. Black, Hollywood
Goes to War: How Politics, Profits and Propaganda Shaped World War II Movies. New York: Free Press, 1987.
New York: Free Press, 1987.
Koppes, Clayton. “Show Stoppers: Movie Censorship Considered as a Business Proposition.” Essays in Economic and Business History 30 (2012): 63–76.
Koszarski, Richard. An Evening's
Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928.
History of the American Cinema, Volume 3. Berkeley: University of
California Press, 1990.
Koszarski, Richard. An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928. History of the American Cinema, Volume 3. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Koszarski, Richard. Hollywood on the Hudson: Film and Television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2008.
Krutnik, Frank, Steve Neale, Brian Neve, and Peter Stanfield, eds. “Un-American” Hollywood: Politics and Film in the Blacklist Era. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2008.
Landy, Marcia, ed. The Historical Film: History and Memory in Media. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2001.
Langdon, Jennifer. Caught in the Crossfire: Adrian Scott and the Politics of Americanism in 1940s Hollywood. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.
Latteier, Pearl. “The Hollywood Social Problem Film, 1949–1959.” PhD dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2010.
Laucht, Christoph. “‘An Extraordinary Achievement of the ‘American Way’: Hollywood and the Americanization of the Atom Bomb in Fat Man & Little Boy.” European Journal of American Culture 28 (no. 1, 2009): 41–56.
Leab, Daniel J. From Sambo to Superspade: The Black Experience in Motion Pictures. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1975.
Leab, Daniel. “The Government and the Filming of George Orwell’s Animal Farm in the 1950s.” Media History (Abingdon) 12 (August 2006): 133–155.
Leff, Leonard J., and Jerold L. Simmons. The Dame in the Kimono: Hollywood, Censorship, and the Production Code from the 1920s to the 1960s. New York: Grove Weidenfield, 1990.
Lev, Peter. Twentieth-Century Fox: The Zanuck-Skouras Years, 1935-1965. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013.
Lopate, Phillip, ed. American Movie Criticism: An Anthology from the Silents Until Now. New York: Library of America, 2006.
Lorence, James L. The Suppression of Salt of the Earth: How Hollywood, Big Labor, and Politicians Blacklisted a Movie in Cold War America. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1999.
Lounsbury, Myron. “Flashes of Lightning: The Moving Picture in the Progressive Era.” Journal of Popular Culture 3:4 (Spring 1970): 769-797.
Luckett, Moya. Cinema and Community: Progressivism, Exhibition, and Film Culture in Chicago, 1907-1917. Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2013.
Lyons, Timothy James. The Silent Partner: The History of the American Film Manufacturing Company, 1910-1921. New York: Arno Press, 1974.
MacCann, Roger Dyer. The People’s Films: A Political History of US Government Motion Pictures. New York: Hastings House, 1973.
Mahar, Karen Ward. Women Filmmakers in Early Hollywood. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006.
McEnteer, James. Shooting the Truth: The Rise of American
Political Documentaries. Westport,
Conn.: Prager, 2006.
McGilligan, Patrick, and Paul Buhle. Tender Comrades: A Backstory of the Hollywood Blacklist. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1999.
McLaughlin, Robert L., and Sally E. Parry. We’ll Always Have the Movies: American Cinema During World War II. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2006.
Maland, Charles. Chaplin and American Culture. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.
Maltby, Richard. Harmless Entertainment: Hollywood and the Ideology of Consensus. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1983.
Matthews, Melvin E., Jr. Duck and Cover: Civil Defense Images in Film and Television from the Cold War to 9/11. Jefferson: McFarland, 2012.
May, Lary. The Big Tomorrow: Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
May, Lary. Screening Out the Past: The Birth of Mass Culture and the Motion Picture Industry. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1983.
Marx, Samuel. Mayer and Thalberg: The Make-Believe Saints. New York: Warner Books, 1975.
Meckna, Michael. “Louis Armstrong in the
Movies, 1931–1969.” Popular Music and
Society 29 (July 2006): 359–73.
Mekas, Jonas, and Gregory R. Smulewicz-Zucker. Movie Journal: The Rise of the New American Cinema. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.
Melnick, Ross. American Showman: Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
Meeks, Jack D. “From the Belly of the huac: Investigations of Hollywood, 1947–1952.” PhD dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009.
Miller, Andrew C. “The American Dream goes to College: The Cinematic Student Athletes of College Football.” Journal of Popular Culture 43:6 (December 2010): 1222-1241.
Moley, Raymond. The Hays Office. Indianapolis: Bobbs Merrill, 1945.
Mordden, Ethan. Medium Cool: The Films of the 1960s. New York: Knopf, 1990.
Muscio, Giuliana. Hollywood's New Deal. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1997.
Musser, Charles. The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907. History of the American Cinema, Volume 1. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990.
Musser, Charles. Before the Nickelodeon: Edwin S. Porter and the
Edison Manufacturing Company. Berkeley: University of
California Press, 1991.
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1991.
Novotney Lawrence, William. Blaxploitation Films of the 1970s. New York: Routledge, 2008.
Olsson, Jan. Los Angeles before Hollywood: Journalism and American Film Culture, 1905 to 1915. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009.
Ooten, Melissa Dawn. “Screen Strife: Race, Gender, and Movie Censorship in the New South, 1922–1965.” PhD dissertation, College of William and Mary, 2005.
Orbach, Barak Y. “Prizefighting and the Birth of Movie Censorship” Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 21 (Summer 2009): 251–304.
Osteen, Mark. Nightmare Alley: Film Noir and the American Dream. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012.
Cybele. "Flesh Cinema: The
Corporeal Avant-Garde, 1959-1979."
PhD dissertation, University of California- Berkeley, 2005.
Palmer, R. Barton, ed. Larger Than Life: Movie Stars of the 1950s. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2010.
Palmer, Tim. “Side of the Angels: Dalton Trumbo, the Hollywood Trade Press, and the Blacklist.” Cinema Journal 44:4 (Summer 2005): 57-74.
Paul, William. When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film. New York: Columbia University Press, 2016.
Paulicelli, Eugenia, Drake Stutesman, and Louise Wallenberg, eds. Film, Fashion, and the 1960s. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017.
Perkins, Edwin J. “Writing the Script for Survival and Resurgence: RKO Studio and the Impact of the Great Depression, 1932–1933.” Southern California Quarterly 93 (Fall 2011): 289–311.
Petersen, Christina Gail. “Paradise for the Young: Youth Spectatorship in the American Silent Film Era, 1904–1933.” PhD dissertation, University of Chicago, 2010.
Pizzitola, Louis. Hearst Over Hollywood: Power, Passion, and Propaganda in the Movies. New York: Columbia University Press, 2002.
Porst, Jennifer Anne. “Disruptive Convergence: The Struggle over the Licensing and Sale of Hollywood’s Feature Films to Television Before 1955.” PhD dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles, 2014.
Pratt, George. Spellbound in the Darkness: A History of the Silent Film. Greenwich, CT: New York Graphic Society, 1973.
Prime, Rebecca. Hollywood Exiles in Europe: The Blacklist and Cold War Film Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2014.
Prince, Stephen. A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under the Electronic Rainbow, 1980-1989. History of American Cinema, Volume 10. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.
Prince, Stephen. Classical Film Violence: Designing and Regulating Brutality in Hollywood Cinema, 1930-1968. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003.
Prindle, David F. Risky Business: The Political Economy of Hollywood. Boulder: Westview Press, 1993.
Prindle, David F. The Politics of Glamour: Ideology and Democracy in the Screen Actors Guild. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.
Rabinovitz, Lauren. For the Love of Pleasure: Women, Movies, and Culture in Turn of the Century Chicago. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1998.
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