Re: Your help, please

Gary Handman (
Thu, 20 Mar 1997 13:02:41 -0800 (PST)

OK...Merle. Here's my two bits worth on the ethnic cinema question.
First, you might try cruising over to our web sites:

As far as books go, check out the following:

Ethnic images in American film and television / edited by Randall M. Miller.
Philadelphia : Balch Institute, 1978. Series title: Public papers in
the humanities ; public paper no. 1.

Hollywood as mirror : changing views of "outsiders" and "enemies" in
American movies / edited by Robert Brent Toplin. Westport, Conn. :
Greenwood Press, 1993.
Series title: Contributions to the study of popular culture no. 38.

The Kaleidoscopic lens : how Hollywood views ethnic groups / edited by
Randall M. Miller. Englewood, N.J. : Ozer, c1980.

National identities and post-Americanist narratives / Donald E. Pease,
editor. Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1994.
Series title: New Americanists.

Race and ethnicity in the history of the Americas : a filmic approach / by
Carlos E. Cortes, Leon G. Campbell. Riverside : University of
Series title: Film series (University of California, Riverside. Latin
American Studies Program) ; 4.

Summerfield, Ellen, 1949-
Crossing cultures through film / Ellen Summerfield. Yarmouth, Me.,
Intercultural Press, c1993.

Unspeakable images : ethnicity and the American cinema / edited by Lester
D. Friedman. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1991.

Winokur, Mark.
American laughter : immigrants, ethnicity, and 1930s Hollywood film
comedy / Mark Winokur. 1st ed. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Woll, Allen L.
Ethnic and racial images in American film and television : historical
essays and bibliography / Allen L. Woll, Randall M. Miller. New York :
Garland, 1987.

Handman, Gary; Strauss, Karen.
New world, new visions: the immigrant experience on film and video.
(includes directory of video distributors)(Growing the Collection)
Wilson Library Bulletin v69, n2 (Oct, 1994):39 (6 pages).

Bowman, James.
The multicultural multiplex. (films about women, youth and ethnic
(The Talkies)
American Spectator v25, n5 (May, 1992):66 (2 pages).

Rony, Fatimah Tobing.
Troubleshooters. (authenticity in ethnic films) (column)
Artforum v30, n1 (Sept, 1991):22 (3 pages).

Good luck!

Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley, CA 94720-6000