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Classic Hollywood: Lifestyles and Film Styles of American Cinema, 1930-1960

Veronica Pravadelli


Studies of “Classic Hollywood” typically treat Hollywood films released from 1930 to 1960 as a single interpretive mass. This book complicates this idea. Focusing on dominant tendencies in box office hits and Oscar-recognized classics, the book breaks down the so-called classic period into six distinct phases. The book's analysis follows Hollywood's amazingly diverse offerings from the emancipated females of the “Transition Era” and the traditional men and women of the conservative 1930s that replaced it to the fantastical Fifties movie musicals that arose after anti-classic genres like film n ... More

Keywords: Hollywood films, classic films, Transition Era, conservative 1930s, Fifties musicals, film noir, women's films

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038778
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038778.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Veronica Pravadelli, author
University of Rome Tre