University Press of America
Trim: 6 x 9¼
978-0-7618-4548-5 • Paperback • April 2009 • $71.99 • (£55.00)
Greg Rabidoux, Ph.D. and J.D., is assistant professor of political science at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.
Part 1 Preface: The Intersection of Hollywood and Politics
Part 2 Acknowledgments
Part 3 From the mouths of (Hollywood Politico) Babes
Part 4 Act I: Early Days of Hollywood
Part 5 Chapter 1: Setting the Political Stage
Part 6 Chapter 2: Two Tales of One City
Part 7 Chapter 3: (Please) Let Us Entertain You!
Part 8 Act II: Who They Are
Part 9 Chapter 4: But Will We Take Them Seriously?
Part 10 Chapter 5: Ready for Our Close-ups—Hollywood Politicos, Then (Part One)—Warren Beatty, Marlon Brando, Barbara Streisand
Part 11 Chapter 6: Ready for Our Close-ups—Hollywood Politicos, Then (Part Two)—Jane Fonda, Charlton Heston
Part 12 Chapter 7: Ready for Our Close-ups—Hollywood Politicos, Now (The Boys)—George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Alec Baldwin, Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Martin Sheen.
Part 13 The Honorable Mentions
Part 14 Chapter 8: Ready for Our Close-ups—Hollywood Politicos, Now (The Girls)—Jessica Lange, Janeane Garofalo, Patricia Heaton, Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Rosie O'Donnell, Susan Sarandon.
Part 15 The Honorable Mentions
Part 16 Act III: What They Want
Part 17 Chapter 9: Hollywood Goes to Washington—At Work in Front of the Bright (Congressional) Lights
Part 18 Chapter 10: Hollywood Movers and Shakers and King and Queen Makers
Part 19 Chapter 11: Hollywood at Work, On-Screen
Part 20 Final Act: Why it Matters
Part 21 Chapter 12: Conclusion
Part 22 Appendices (Bonus Features)—Hollywood Politio Trivia: The Final Test, Master Level
Part 23 The Felix Awards
Part 24 The Final Scene: Drawn and Quartered: The Hollywood Politico Sketches
Part 25 Endnotes
Dr. Greg Rabidoux presents an intriguing and captivating overview of the interaction between politics and Hollywood. This cleverly written and thought-provoking book is accessible to readers of all levels and rich in information detailing the impact Hollywood has had on politics and vice versa. Rabidoux asks readers, especially the younger generation, to critically examine politics and the role actors-turned-politicos play in influencing public opinion. This book is highly recommended!
— Kasey Henricks, Editor-in-Chief; The All State
This book is a worthy addition to coffee tables across America for all who savor cinema, politics, and the colorful personalities who have shaped these fertile fields.
— Dr. Joe Filippo, theatrical director and emeritus professor of communication