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The “Rubbing Off” of “Art and Beauty”

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In 2011, KaBOOM!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to building playgrounds, celebrated its fifteenth birthday by building its two thousandth playground. KaBOOM’s aim of creating more play spaces for children is noble and has had political...

“The Studio World Surprised and Disturbed Ruth”

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...A seasoned actress who became a playwright, novelist, and social critic, Noel Streatfeild, OBE (1895–1986) will forever be associated with Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage. This 1936 favorite continues in print...

The Roosevelt Honeymoon 1932–4

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The way in which the majority of Americans rallied to the support of FDR in the 1932 election campaign is well documented. The president elect managed to secure an absolute majority, which had not happened since the election of Franklin...

Animating Depression America 1934–7

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Following the ‘Roosevelt honeymoon’ of the early 1930s, the narratives of these animated productions moved from veracious political endorsement towards a thoughtful social commentary on American life. In line with many of the Hollywood...

Animated Nationalism 1937–41

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In his study of American culture in the 1930s, David Eldridge has made the argument for ‘mass communication of radio, cinema and advertising forging national bonds’ (Eldridge 2008, 23). Due to the social dislocation experienced...

Pundit Knows Best

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The more polite you are, the more responsive the other person will be. Remember that in any debate.Few other media personalities have enjoyed more success during the past decade than Bill O’Reilly. His nightly current events and political...

Betwixt and Between

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...At Apartment 16B at the Cove, Cleveland Heap rocks back and forth, loudly chomping down on a chocolate chip cookie and sipping a glass of milk, which leaves a mustache on his upper lip. He leans back on the living room sofa and slowly curls...

Building a Mystery

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...The terrible tragedy of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 left countless Americans (including myself) in a state of shock and sadness. For many, it seemed important to preserve...

Only a Child

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...In a 1958 letter to Putnam editor Walter Minton, Vladimir Nabokov expressed great concern over the burgeoning notoriety of his controversial novel Lolita. In particular, the author insisted that the producers of any future film version...

Conclusion

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Based upon the 2008 Washington D.C. conference of the same name, the anthology Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media provides valuable insights into the intersections between children’s media, the child spectator, literary...