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Hollywood's White House: The American Presidency in Film and History

edited by Peter C. Rollins and John E. O'Connor

Availablepaperback$35.00s 978-0-8131-9126-3
Out of Printcloth$45.00s 978-0-8131-2270-0
464 pages  Pubdate: 02/01/2005  6 x 9  photos

" Winner of the 2003 Ray and Pat Browne Book Award, given by the Popular Culture Association The contributors to Hollywood’s White House examine the historical accuracy of these presidential depictions, illuminate their influence, and uncover how they reflect the concerns of their times and the social and political visions of the filmmakers. The volume, which includes a comprehensive filmography and a bibliography, is ideal for historians and film enthusiasts.

The essays are supported by numerous sources that provide some good leads . . . the chronological filmography will come in handy. Recommended. -- Library Journal

This well-written book, with contributions by both film critics and historians, is an interesting study of the real presidency and the reel presidency. -- USA Today Magazine

An excellent example of the American theater. . . . We are the audience. We will be a much more informed audience after reading the essays in this book. -- Journal of American Culture

A scholarly examination of the portrayal of the American presidency in film. -- Choice

Winner of the 2004 Ray and Pat Browne Award given by the Popular Culture Association.

the winner of the 2004 Ray and Pat Browne Award for an edited volume given by the Popular Culture Association