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

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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Beyond Fiction Institutions of the Real Los Angeles

(p.1) Introduction
Los Angeles Documentary and the Production of Public History, 1958-1977

Joshua Glick

University of California Press

Beginning in the late 1950s, a combination of political and cultural forces made Los Angeles a national center for documentary media. The early filmmaking of Erik Daarstad in both Hollywood and Bunker Hill demonstrates the close relationship between documentaries produced under different circumstances and with conflicting ideological motivations. This introduction maps the different institutions involved in documentary production in the city and investigates the rise of the documentary as a contentious form of public history. Brief summaries of this book’s seven chapters outline the trajectory of liberal and more radical film practices between 1958 and 1977.

Keywords:   Erik Daarstad, Bunker Hill, public history, liberal, radical

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