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Edna Ferber's Hollywood : American fictions of gender, race, and history / J.E. Smyth ; foreword by Thomas Schatz.

By: Smyth, J. E, 1977-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Texas film and media studies series: Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2010Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 337 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780292793392; 0292793391; 0292719841; 9780292719842.Subject(s): Women in the motion picture industry -- United States | Historical fiction, American -- Film adaptations | Racism in literature | Sex role in literatureAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Edna Ferber's Hollywood.DDC classification: 813/.52 LOC classification: PS3511.E46 | Z895 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Edna Ferber's America and the fictions of history -- The life of an unknown woman: So big, 1923-1953 -- Making believe: Show boat, race, and romance, 1925-1957 -- Marking the boundaries of classical Hollywood's rise and fall: Cimarron, 1928-1961 -- Writing for Hollywood: Come and get it and Saratoga trunk, 1933-1947 -- Jim Crow, Jett Rink, and James Dean: reconstructing Giant, 1952-1957 -- The new nationalism: Ice palace, 1954-1960.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Edna Ferber's America and the fictions of history -- The life of an unknown woman: So big, 1923-1953 -- Making believe: Show boat, race, and romance, 1925-1957 -- Marking the boundaries of classical Hollywood's rise and fall: Cimarron, 1928-1961 -- Writing for Hollywood: Come and get it and Saratoga trunk, 1933-1947 -- Jim Crow, Jett Rink, and James Dean: reconstructing Giant, 1952-1957 -- The new nationalism: Ice palace, 1954-1960.

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In this timely, thought-provoking study, Smyth (Univ. of Warwick, UK) provides a vivid historical accounting not only of the film adaptations of Ferber's novels, but also of how Ferber's handling of race and gender issues therein did not always translate to film intact. The author also looks at how the female characters in Ferber's novels had things in common with Ferber, who struggled to combat racism and sexism as a Jewish American female writer of historical novels--a genre dominated by males--but who, like her characters, survived and triumphed where many others failed. Covering Ferber's adapted works from So Big to Ice Palace, Smyth connects film, literature, and American history to create a distinct picture of, and argument for, the relevance of Ferber's novels and their film adaptations. Enlightening and well written, this study provides a pertinent historical exploration of gender and race issues faced by females--including extremely successful artists like Ferber--in Hollywood, and in the US in general. Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty; general readers. A. F. Winstead Our Lady of the Lake University

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