Hollywood and the Baby Boom: A Social History

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dc.contributor.author Russell, James A. en
dc.contributor.author Whalley, Jim en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-19T13:15:38Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-19T13:15:38Z
dc.date.issued 2017-12-27
dc.identifier.citation Russell, J. and Whalley, J. (2017) Hollywood and the Baby Boom: A Social History. Bloomsbury. New York. en
dc.identifier.isbn 9781501331497
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/14668
dc.description.abstract Between 1946 and 1964 seventy-five million babies were born, dwarfing the generations that preceded and succeeded them. At each stage of its life-cycle, the baby boom's great size has dictated the terms of national policy and public debate. While aspects of this history are well-documented, the relationship between the baby boom and Hollywood has never been explored. And yet, for almost 40 years, baby boomers made up the majority of Hollywood's audience, and since the 1970s, boomers have dominated movie production. Hollywood and the Baby Boom weaves together interviews with leading filmmakers, archival research and the memories of hundreds of ordinary filmgoers to tell the full story of Hollywood's relationship with the boomers for the first time. The authors demonstrate the profound influence of the boomers on the ways that movies were made, seen and understood since the 1950s. The result is a compelling new account that draws upon an unprecedented range of sources, and offers new insights into the history of American movies. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Bloomsbury Academic en
dc.subject Film Studies en
dc.subject Film History en
dc.title Hollywood and the Baby Boom: A Social History en
dc.type Book en
dc.researchgroup Cinema and Television History Research Centre en
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia No en
dc.funder Leverhulme Trust en
dc.projectid RPG-191 en
dc.cclicence N/A en
dc.date.acceptance 2016-06-01 en


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