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The Resource Monitoring the movies : the fight over film censorship in early twentieth-century urban America, Jennifer Fronc

Monitoring the movies : the fight over film censorship in early twentieth-century urban America, Jennifer Fronc

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Monitoring the movies : the fight over film censorship in early twentieth-century urban America
Title
Monitoring the movies
Title remainder
the fight over film censorship in early twentieth-century urban America
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Fronc
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As movies took the country by storm in the early twentieth century, Americans argued fiercely about whether municipal or state authorities should step in to control what people could watch when they went to movie theaters, which seemed to be springing up on every corner. Many who opposed the governmental regulation of film conceded that some entity--boards populated by trusted civic leaders, for example--needed to safeguard the public good. The National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (NB), a civic group founded in New York City in 1909, emerged as a national cultural chaperon well suited to protect this emerging form of expression from state incursions. Using the National Board's extensive files, Monitoring the Movies offers the first full-length study of the NB and its campaign against motion-picture censorship. Jennifer Fronc traces the NB's Progressive-era founding in New York; its evolving set of "standards" for directors, producers, municipal officers, and citizens; its "city plan," which called on citizens to report screenings of condemned movies to local officials; and the spread of the NB's influence into the urban South. Ultimately, Monitoring the Movies shows how Americans grappled with the issues that arose alongside the powerful new medium of film: the extent of the right to produce and consume images and the proper scope of government control over what citizens can see and show"--The publisher
Cataloging source
TxU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fronc, Jennifer
Dewey number
363.310973
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.62
LC item number
.F76 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Board of Review of Motion Pictures (U.S.)
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Censorship
Label
Monitoring the movies : the fight over film censorship in early twentieth-century urban America, Jennifer Fronc
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Publication
Copyright
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-191) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the origins of the anticensorship movement -- The lesser of two evils : debating motion picture censorship, 1907-1912 -- Critical and constructive : the National Board's standards and city plan for voluntary motion picture review, 1912-1916 -- An historical presentation : the birth of a nation and the city plan, 1909-1917 -- Is any girl safe? White slave traffic films and the geography of censorship, 1914-1917 -- Whether you like pictures or not : the general federation of women's clubs and state censorship legislation, 1916-1920 -- Southern enterprises : building better films committees in the urban south, 1921-1924 -- Conclusion : censorship and the age of self-regulation, 1924-1968 -- Appendix : a partial list of cities cooperating with the National Board of Review, 1918
Control code
ocn978351907
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 202 pages
Isbn
9781477313794
Lccn
2017012642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978351907
Label
Monitoring the movies : the fight over film censorship in early twentieth-century urban America, Jennifer Fronc
Publication
Copyright
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-191) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the origins of the anticensorship movement -- The lesser of two evils : debating motion picture censorship, 1907-1912 -- Critical and constructive : the National Board's standards and city plan for voluntary motion picture review, 1912-1916 -- An historical presentation : the birth of a nation and the city plan, 1909-1917 -- Is any girl safe? White slave traffic films and the geography of censorship, 1914-1917 -- Whether you like pictures or not : the general federation of women's clubs and state censorship legislation, 1916-1920 -- Southern enterprises : building better films committees in the urban south, 1921-1924 -- Conclusion : censorship and the age of self-regulation, 1924-1968 -- Appendix : a partial list of cities cooperating with the National Board of Review, 1918
Control code
ocn978351907
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 202 pages
Isbn
9781477313794
Lccn
2017012642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)978351907

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