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American Cinema of the 1920s
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In ten original essays, American Cinema of the 1920s examines the film industry's continued growth and prosperity while focusing on important themes of the era that witnessed the birth of the star system that supported the meteoric rise and celebrity status of actors including Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, and Rudolph Valentino while black performers (relegated to "race films") appeared infrequently in mainstream movies.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. ix
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  1. Timeline: The 1920s
  2. pp. xi-xviii
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  1. Introduction: Movies and the 1920s
  2. pp. 1-22
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  1. 1920: Movies, Margarine, and Main Street
  2. pp. 23-45
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  1. 1921: Movies and Personality
  2. pp. 46-69
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  1. 1922: Movies and the Perilous Future
  2. pp. 70-94
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  1. 1923: Movies and the Changing Body of Cinema
  2. pp. 95-119
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  1. 1924: Movies and Play
  2. pp. 120-142
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  1. 1925: Movies and a Year of Change
  2. pp. 143-164
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  1. 1926: Movies and Divine Stars, Defining Gender
  2. pp. 165-187
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  1. 1927: Movies and the New Woman as Consumer
  2. pp. 188-210
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  1. 1928: Movies, Social Conformity, and Imminent Traumas
  2. pp. 211-233
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  1. 1929: Movies, Crashes, and Finales
  2. pp. 234-256
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  1. Select Academy Awards, 1927-1929
  2. pp. 257-258
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  1. Sources for Films
  2. pp. 259-261
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  1. Works Cited and Consulted
  2. pp. 263-274
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 275-276
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 277-291
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