The Politics of Glamour: Ideology and Democracy in the Screen Actors Guild

By: Prindle, David F.

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[nice tight clean copy, no discernible wear to book; jacket a bit rubbed/scuffed]. (B&W photographs) "Drawing upon interviews, film rchives, press reports, and the documents of the Guild itself, [the author] examines the founding and growth of the Screen Actors Guild in the union battleground of the 1930s, when craft and industrial unions struggled for national dominance and organized crime attempted to muscle in on Hollywood. He analyzes its politics during the bitter factionalism of the era of the Hollywood blacklist and its efforts to protect its members as television radically changed the film industry in the 1940s, '50s, and '60s. Finally, he examines the conditions that led to the rise of a two-party electoral system between progressive and conservative actors in the 1970s and '80s, and warns that their ideological warfare may be on the verge of tearing the Guild apart."

Title: The Politics of Glamour: Ideology and Democracy in the Screen Actors Guild

Author: Prindle, David F.

Categories: Cinema: History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Madison WI, University of Wisconsin Press: (c.1988)

ISBN Number: 0-299-11810-X

ISBN Number 13: 9780299118105

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 14149

Keywords: Hollywood Politics Screen Actors Guild Ronald Reagan George Murphy Ed Asner