Film as Propaganda

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Bennett, M. Todd.  One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

Collins, Sue.  “Star Testimonials and Trailers: Mobilizing During World War I.”  Cinema Journal 57:1 (Fall 2017): 46-70.

DeBauche, Leslie Midkiff.  Reel Patriotism: The Movies and World War I. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1997.

Dick, Bernard F.  The Star-Spangled Screen: The American World War II Film.  Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1985.

Doherty, Thomas P.  Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

Donald, Ralph.  Hollywood Enlists! Propaganda Films of World War II.  Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2017.

Fyne, Robert.  The Hollywood Propaganda of World War II.  Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1994.

Hantke, Steffen.  “We Own the Sky: Jet Airplanes and Cold War Propaganda in American Cinema After the Korean War.”  Journal of Popular Film & Television 45:4 (2017): 202-210.

Harris, Mark.  Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War.  New York: Penguin, 2014.

Hogan, David J.  Invasion USA: Anti-Communist Movies of the 1950s and 1960s.  Jefferson: McFarland, 2017.

Jacobs, Lea. “December 7th, The Battle of Midway, and John Ford’s Career in the OSS.” Film History: An International Journal 32, no. 1 (2020): 1-39.

Jenkins, Tricia. “Re-Membering the American Experience in Vietnam: A Look at the Film Industry’s Relationship with the Department of Defense.” Journal of American Culture 42:2 (2019): 99-111.

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.

Kuhn, Annette. “VD Propaganda, Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet, and the Production Code.” Film History: An International Journal 25, no. 1 (2013): 130-137.

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.  Orwell Subverted: The CIA and the Filming of Animal Farm. University Park: Penn State University Press, 2007.

Levavy, Sara Beth. “Land of Liberty in the World of Tomorrow.” Film History: An International Journal 18, no. 4 (2006): 440-458.

May, Lary. The Big Tomorrow: Hollywood and the Politics of the American Way.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.

Robb, David L. Operation Hollywood: How the Pentagon Shapes and Censors the Movies. Amherst NY: Prometheus Books, 2004.

Roberts, Van Thomas. “Censorship and Propaganda in the Warner Brothers War Films of World War II, 1942–1945.”  PhD dissertation, Mississippi State University, 2006.

Sayre, Nora. Running Time: Films of the Cold War. New York: Dial Press, 1978. 

Sbardellati, John.  J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood’s Cold War.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2012.

Scott, Ian. “Pride and Joy: Propaganda Wars, Projections of America, and the Dismantling of the Office of War Information at the Close of World War II.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 39:4 (2019): 768-787.

Shaw, Tony.  Hollywood’s Cold War.  Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007.

Shaw, Tony. “The Russians Are Coming The Russians Are Coming (1966): Reconsidering Hollywood’s Cold War “Turn” of the 1960s.” Film History: An International Journal 22, no. 2 (2010): 235-250.

Shull, Michael S. Doing their Bit: Wartime American Animated Short Films, 1939-1945. 2nd ed. Jefferson NC: McFarland, 2004.

Shull, Michael S. and David Edward Wilt, eds. Hollywood War Films, 1937-1945 : An Exhaustive Filmography of American Feature-length Motion Pictures Relating to World War II. Jefferson, NC McFarland & Co., 1996. 

Smoodin, Eric.  “Watching the Skies: Hollywood and the Soviet Threat.”  Journal of American Culture 11:2 (Summer 1988): 35-40.

Willmetts, Simon. “Quiet Americans: The CIA and Early Cold War Cinema.” Journal of American Studies 47:1 (2013): 127-147.

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