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Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977
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Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

Joshua Glick

Abstract

Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958–1977 explores how documentarians working between the election of John F. Kennedy and the bicentennial created conflicting visions of the recent and more distant American past. Drawing on a wide range of primary documents, this book examines the films of Hollywood documentarians such as David Wolper and Mel Stuart, along with lesser known independents and activists such as Kent Mackenzie, Lynne Littman, and Jesús Salvador Treviño. While the former group reinvigorated a Cold War cultural liberalism, the latter group advocated for ... More

Keywords: documentary, Los Angeles, Hollywood, social justice, bicentennial, David Wolper

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780520293700
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520293700.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Glick, author
Hendrix College

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