Thomas Cripps, "Making Movies Black: The Hollywood Message Movie from World War II to the Civil Rights Era"
Oxford University Press, USA | May 20, 1993 | English | ISBN: 0195037731 | 400 pages | PDF | 25 Mb
This is the second volume of Thomas Cripps's definitive history of African-Americans in Hollywood. It covers the period from World War II through the civil rights movement of the 1960s, examining this period through the prism of popular culture. Making Movies Black shows how movies anticipated and helped form America's changing ideas about race. Cripps contends that from the liberal rhetoric of the war years–marked as it was by the propaganda catchwords brotherhood and tolerance–came movies that defined a new African-American presence both in film and in American society at large. He argues that the war years, more than any previous era, gave African-American activists access to centers of cultural influence and power in both Washington and Hollywood.