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Author Jenkins, Jennifer L., author.

Title Celluloid pueblo : Western Ways films and the invention of the postwar Southwest / Jennifer L. Jenkins.

Publication Info. Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (248 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface: Adventures in the archives; or, bringing film back to light -- Acknowledgments -- Establishing shots: Southwest borderlands as spectacle -- Sights and sounds: Fox Movietone visits Arizona in 1929 -- Missions and Mexico -- Framing race in the Arizona borderlands -- From silver screen to small screen -- Epilogue: fade to black -- Appendix: complete Herbert filmography.
Summary Celluloid Pueblo tells the story of Western Ways Features and its role in the invention of the Southwest. Founded by Charles and Lucile Herbert in 1936, the Western Ways Features film service documented the landscape, regional development, and diverse cultures of Arizona, the Southwest, and northern Mexico for thirty years. Active during a period of profound growth and transformation, the Herberts created a dynamic visual record of the region; their archival films now serve as a time capsule of the Sunbelt in the mid-20th century. Chapters examine the Herberts' work on the first sound films in the Borderlands, Western Ways' subsequent rise to prominence in the promotion of the Southwest, and the filmic representation of Native and Mexican lifeways, Anglo ranching and leisure, Mexican missions and tourism, and the Borderlands postwar prosperity and progressivism. The story of Western Ways closely follows the boom and bust arc of the midcentury Southwest and its constantly evolving representations of an exotic but safe and domesticated frontier. Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Herbert, Charles W., 1896-1976.
Herbert, Lucile, 1901-1985.
Western Ways Features Service -- History -- 20th century.
Documentary films -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Actualities (Motion pictures) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Arizona -- In motion pictures.
Southwest, New -- In motion pictures.
Mexican-American Border Region -- In motion pictures.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Jenkins, Jennifer L. Celluloid pueblo : Western Ways films and the invention of the postwar Southwest. Tucson : The University of Arizona Press, [2016] 9780816502653
ISBN 9780816502653 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780816534531 (e-book)

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