Radical Hollywood: The Untold Story Behind America's Favorite Movies

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6.48 X 1.45 X 9.56 inches | 1.81 pounds
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About the Author

Paul Buhle is a retired senior lecturer in the American studies department at Brown University. He is a co-author, with Dave Wagner, of Radical Hollywood: The Untold Story Behind America's Favorite Movies and the editor of Jews and American Comics: An Illustrated History of an American Art Form, Studs Terkel's Working: A Graphic Adaptation, and A Dangerous Woman: The Graphic Biography of Emma Goldman, all published by The New Press. Buhle is the founder of the Oral History of the American Left archive at New York University and a co-editor of The Encyclopedia of the American Left. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin, and has continued actively producing books of comic art, including Yiddishkeit: Jewish Vernacular and the New Land and Bohemians: A Graphic History. Dave Wagner is a journalist and critic who lives in Tempe, Arizona. He was a contributor to Tender Comrades, co-author of A Very Dangerous Citizen, and has contributed to several film journals. He was political editor at the Arizona Republic from 1993 to 2000.


"Spectacularly informative." --National Review

"A highly readable, affectionate history that invites a new appreciation of our most distinctly American cultural creations." --Z Magazine

"A bounty of fun facts about a flood of movies from the 1930s and 1940s." --Milwaukee Journal Sentinel