The Resource City boys : Cagney, Bogart, Garfield, Robert Sklar

City boys : Cagney, Bogart, Garfield, Robert Sklar

Label
City boys : Cagney, Bogart, Garfield
Title
City boys
Title remainder
Cagney, Bogart, Garfield
Statement of responsibility
Robert Sklar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Beginning with The Public Enemy, produced by Warner Bros. in 1931, James Cagney established a new cultural type on the American screen and in the world's imagination. That "type," later developed by Humphrey Bogart and John Garfield, was the urban tough guy - small, wiry, savvy, and street-smart. Often presented as a gangster, newspaper reporter, or private eye, the "city boy" seemed the quintessential product of urban America, although he was more a model for his
  • Audience than a mirror of social actuality. While blending the stories of the professional and political lives of Cagney, Bogart, and Garfield into one fascinating narrative, Robert Sklar probes the cultural forces that produced this vivid cultural icon and examines its power over masculine self-definition. Cagney and Bogart, whose legends have grown over time, and Garfield, whose work has been unfortunately neglected, are portrayed here in relation not only to their
  • Films and their screen personas but also to their working environment. Sklar gives a real sense of the intensity with which each of them struggled to control his own work in the face of the power of Warner Bros., whose effort to produce socially conscious movies did not prevent the company from exploiting its stars. The book also describes the involvement of the three stars with political causes and their response to attacks mounted by powerful right-wing elements
  • Against "leftists" in the entertainment industry. Moving beyond conventional film criticism, which has largely ignored the importance of performance, City Boys reveals the inseparability of actors' professional lives, American societal struggles, and media representations
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sklar, Robert
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.M46
LC item number
S56 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cagney, James
  • Bogart, Humphrey
  • Garfield, John
  • Cagney, James
  • Bogart, Humphrey
  • Garfield, John
  • Cagney, James
  • Bogart, Humphrey
  • Garfield, John
  • Bogart, Humphrey
  • Cagney, James
  • Garfield, John
  • Cagney, James
  • Bogart, Humphrey
  • Garfield, John
  • Cagney, James
  • Bogart, Humphrey
  • Garfield, John
  • Men in motion pictures
  • City and town life in motion pictures
  • Hommes au cinéma
  • City and town life in motion pictures
  • Men in motion pictures
  • Vie urbaine
  • Hommes
  • Film
  • Stadtleben (Motiv)
Label
City boys : Cagney, Bogart, Garfield, Robert Sklar
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-298) 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
pt. I. City Boys Go National. 1. A Society of Ragamuffins. 2. Roughneck Sissy and Charming Boy. 3. The Private Enemy -- pt. II. City Boys as Hollywood Types. 4. Baby Face. 5. The Studio Labyrinth. 6. Pushcarts and Patriotism -- pt. III. City Boys in War and Cold War. 7. Heroes without Uniforms. 8. Ordinary Guys and Private Eyes. 9. American Dopes -- pt. IV. City Boys Grow Older. 10. A Street Boy's Honor. 11. He Didn't Stand Still. 12. Top of the World
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 311 pages, [22] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691047959
Lccn
91031723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24318057
  • (OCoLC)ocm24318057
Label
City boys : Cagney, Bogart, Garfield, Robert Sklar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-298) 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
pt. I. City Boys Go National. 1. A Society of Ragamuffins. 2. Roughneck Sissy and Charming Boy. 3. The Private Enemy -- pt. II. City Boys as Hollywood Types. 4. Baby Face. 5. The Studio Labyrinth. 6. Pushcarts and Patriotism -- pt. III. City Boys in War and Cold War. 7. Heroes without Uniforms. 8. Ordinary Guys and Private Eyes. 9. American Dopes -- pt. IV. City Boys Grow Older. 10. A Street Boy's Honor. 11. He Didn't Stand Still. 12. Top of the World
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiii, 311 pages, [22] pages of plates
Isbn
9780691047959
Lccn
91031723
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24318057
  • (OCoLC)ocm24318057

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