American Culture in the 1950s

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Index
abstract expressionism, 23,190, 192–3, 197–200, 222, 224
Acheson, Dean, 6
Actors Studio, the, 87–8,171
Adams, Ansel, 206, 208–9
Adorno, Theodore, 14,15,18, 20, 65,121,149,242
Adventures of Augie March, The (Bellow), 59–61, 66, 81
Adventures ofOzzie and Harriet, The, 158,161,235
Affluent Society, The (Galbraith), 22–4
Albee, Edward, 86,107,110, 261
Alger, Horatio, 12, 60
All That Heaven Allows (Sirk), 148, 168,238
American Federation of Labor (AFL), 44
American Dream, The (Albee), 108–9
American Graffiti (Lucas), 233, 235
American in Paris, An (Minnelli), 29
American Negro Theatre, 111–12
Americans, The (Frank), 10, 211–13, 216
Amos 'n' Andy Show, The, 45,162
Anders, Günther, 154
Anger, Kenneth, 215, 218, 228 Anna Lucasta, 112
Anthology, An (Young), 219–20
anticommunism, 1, 7, 20, 28, 45, 87, 97,126,254,155,176,191,198, 210,235
Anti-Intellectualism in American Life (Hofstadter), 24
Apollo Theater, 86, 89,110–11
Archive of American Folk Song, 124–5
Arendt, Hannah, 4, 5, 243
Armstrong, Louis, 123–4, 138, 141, 143–4
Arnaz, Desi, 164–6
Arnold, Matthew, 13
Asch, Moses, 126–7
Ashbery, John, 57
Assistant, The (Malamud), 61, 767
Astaire, Fred, 24, 29, 30,101,172
Atkinson, Brooks, 94, 97,104,106
atomic warfare, 2, 4, 5, 28, 34, 52, 56,176,189,190,217,227,230
Auden, W. H., 57, 69–70, 72
avant-garde, the, 4, 20, 72, 86, 88, 107, 122, 123, 189, 194–6, 200–1, 203,208,213–20,226,242
Baez, Joan, 129–30
Baker, Houston, Jr, 122,145

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Figures vi
  • Case Studies vii
  • Acknowledgements viii
  • Chronology of 1950s American Culture xi
  • Introduction - The Intellectual Context 1
  • Chapter 1 - Fiction and Poetry 51
  • Chapter 2 - Drama and Performance 85
  • Chapter 3 - Music and Radio 119
  • Chapter 4 - Film and Television 147
  • Chapter 5 - The Visual Arts Beyond Modernism 189
  • Conclusion - Rethinking the 1950s 225
  • Notes 245
  • Bibliography 285
  • Index 303
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