Teenagers and Teenpics The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s

ISBN-10: 1566399467

ISBN-13: 9781566399463

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Thomas Doherty
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Description: Doherty shows how Hollywood's discovery of the teenage moviegoer initiated a progressive 'juvenilization' of movie content. This text looks at the development of the 1950s 'teenpic'.

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 5/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Thomas Doherty is professor of American studies at Brandeis University. He serves on the editorial board of Cineasteand is the author of Cold War, Cool Medium: Television, McCarthyism, and American Culture; Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema, 1930-1934; Projections of War: Hollywood, American Culture, and World War II; and Teenagers and Teenpics: The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s.

Acknowledgments
American Movies as a Less-than-Mass Medium
A Commercial History
The Teenage Marketplace
Rock'n'Roll Teenpics
Dangerous Youth
The Horror Teenpics
The Clean Teenpics
Generation after Generation of Teenpics
Notes
Selected Filmography
Index to Film Titles
General Index
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