World According To Hollywood,1918-1939 (Exeter Studies in Film History) (Paperback)
The World According to Hollywood examines the world-wide influence of the American film industry during its golden age — the 1920s and 1930s — and investigates the business policies that shaped the fictional universe of Hollywood movies. Vasey shows how the industry's self-censorship shaped the content of the films to make them saleable to as many foreign markets as possible and in the process created an idiosyncratic world on screen that was glamorous and exotic, but peculiarly narrow in scope. Krazna-Krauz Moving Image Book Award 1997.
Ruth Vasey is lecturer in Screen Studies, Flinders University, Adelaide. She is a contributor to The Oxford History of World Cinema, Movie Censorship and American Culture and Modern American Culture: An Introduction.