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of American life can rake out of the welter of fiction films by applying subjective techniques. Robert Sklar's Movie-Made America will be of particular use to American Studies practitioners because it devotes attention to both specific texts and contexts. Those who have considered plunging into this new area of inquiry should use all of these excellent texts as springboards. FILM & HISTORY NEWS HISTORY THROUGH MEDIA SUMMER WORKSHOP The History Department at the University of Delaware will conduct a workshop on "History Through Media" during the summer session, 1977. The workshop will begin June 20 and end July 22. During that time participants will receive instruction in photographic copying, film developing, slide/ tape production and script writing. Original photographs and sound recordings from the National Archives will serve as the primary material for the workshop. The workshop is open to faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and others interested in the subject. For information about registration, please write Professor James C. Curtis, c/o History Department, University of Delaware, Newark. Delaware 1 97 1 1 . REPORT ON FILM AND HISTORY COURSE E. Bradford Burns has offered to send copies of his 23-page report on a recent Film and History course at UCLA to anyone requesting it. Write to Professor Burns at the Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90024. HOLLYWOOD ON TRIAL AND PANEL ON McCARTHYISM The H.EC. will sponsor two screenings of the controversial new documentary Hollywood on Trial at the upcoming meeting of the Organization of American Historians in Atlanta. There will also be a panel discussion on "McCarthyism and the Entertainment Industry" which will feature James Guttman, the producer of the film. See the full-page advertisement in the convention program for exact time and place. FILM REVIEW Women's Rights in the United States - An Informal History (1974, Actana Films), color, 27 min. Women's Rights in the United States.- An Informal History traces the history of women's rights throughout American history. It is also concerned with attitudes towards women by both sexes-all of this in twenty-seven minutes. Visually the film is very attractive, relying on a fine selection of drawings, advertisements and cartoons, and for the modern period, film clips of women activists. 14 ...

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ISSN
1548-9922
Print ISSN
0360-3695
Pages
p. 14
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-02
Open Access
No
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