Hollywood Left and Right

How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics
Author(s): 
Ross, Steven J.
ISBN: 
9780199975532
Date published: 
June 2013
Paperback
Price: 
£12.99

Ever since the film industry relocated to Hollywood early in the twentieth century, it has had an outsized influence on American politics. Through a series of gripping chapters on larger-than-life figures in American cinema--Charlie Chaplin, Louis Mayer, Edward G. Robinson, Harry Belafonte, Ronald Reagan, George Murphy, Jane Fonda, Charlton Heston, Warren Beatty, and Arnold Schwarzenegger-- Hollywood Left and Right tells the compelling story of how Hollywood emerged as a vital center of American politics.