Hollywood Be Thy Name: African American Religion in American Film, 1929-1949


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"This is a ground-breaking book. The text is remarkable in its use of MPAA files and studio archives; Weisenfeld uncovers all sorts of side stories that enrich the larger narrative. The writing is clear and concise, and Weisenfeld makes important theoretical interpretations without indulging in difficult jargon. She incorporates both film theory and race theory in graceful, non-obtrusive ways that deepen understanding. This is an outstanding work."--Colleen McDannell, author of "Picturing Faith: Photography and the Great ...

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