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Hollywood's Tennessee

The Williams Films and Postwar America

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Hollywood's Tennessee: The Williams Films and Postwar America by R.Barton Palmer
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No American dramatist has had more plays adapted than Tennessee Williams, and few modern dramatists have witnessed as much controversy during the adaptation process. His Hollywood legacy, captured in such screen adaptations as "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof", and "Suddenly, Last Summer", reflects the sea change in American culture in the mid-twentieth century. Placing this body of work within relevant contexts ranging from gender and sexuality to censorship, modernism, art cinema, and the Southern Renaissance, "Hollywood's Tennessee" draws on rarely examined archival research to recast Williams' significance. Providing not only cultural context, the authors also bring to light the details of the arduous screenwriting process Williams experienced, with special emphasis on the Production Code Administration - the powerful censorship office that drew high-profile criticism during the 1950s - and Williams' innovative efforts to bend the code. Going well beyond the scripts themselves, "Hollywood's Tennessee" showcases findings culled from poster and billboard art, pressbooks, and other production and advertising material. The result is a sweeping account of how Williams' adapted plays were crafted, marketed, and received, as well as the lasting implications of this history for commercial filmmakers and their audiences.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments 1. Williams, Broadway, and Hollywood; 2. The Glass Menagerie: A Different Kind of Woman's Picture; 3. Bending the Code I: A Streetcar Named Desire; 4. Bending the Code II: The Rose Tattoo; 5. Bending the Code III: Baby Doll; 6. Tennessee Williams and '50s Family Melodrama; 7. The Williams Films and the Southern Renaissance on Screen; 8. Tennessee Williams and the End of an Era Appendix A. Filmography with Principal Cast Members; Appendix B. Select Small-Screen and Television Productions, with Principal Cast Members; Appendix C. Some Notes on Produced and Unproduced Works; Appendix D. Key to Collections Notes; Bibliography; Index
Release date NZ
April 1st, 2009
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
22 b&w photographs
Imprint
University of Texas Press
Pages
344
Dimensions
163x234x30
ISBN-13
9780292719217
Product ID
3084112

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