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Film and TV Studies Discussion List <[log in to unmask]>
Thu, 3 Aug 2000 20:40:07 EDT
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Multi-media web site with FRANK CAPRA panel.

Back in 1999, the American Historical Association
met in Washington, DC.  The FILM & HISTORY
panel for that meeting focused on FRANK CAPRA
and his legacy.

Chairing the FILM & HISTORY session was
Robert Toplin.  Presenters were Lawrence Levine,
the distinguished American studies expert and
Dan T. Carter, an author with expertise in
Southern politics.    Toplin provided an excellent
introduction and overview followed by the two
other members of the panel.

The  Journal of Multi-Media History has these
talks as part of a section entitled FRANK CAPRA'S

This event was sponsored by Film & History with
many thanks to the participants and to Gerald Zahavi
and Susan McCormick of The Journal of Multi-Media
History--who have done a marvelous job of  multi-media
packaging the panel with pictures, text, and sound.

(Our panel for Boston in 2001 will focus on CNN's
COLD WAR series:  History or Ideology?)

Peter Rollins

Peter C. Rollins, Editor
Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Film and TV Studies
(Web site:
RR 3  Box 80
Cleveland, OK 74020
(918)243-7637 and fax 5995
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Comments:  Individual subscription information on the web site
as well as information and FAQ's about the CD-ROMs.  There are
also discussion items and essays on Saving Private Ryan, Amistad,
CNN's Cold War, and a host of other topics.  The Table of Contents
for the last thirty years is there as well.  Lastest issues deal with the
Medieval Era in film.  Next issues will focus on Television as
Historian and edited by Gary Edgerton (Old Dominion U).

Next conference  is in November, 2000 on The Presidency in Film
at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, Simi Valley, California
(45 mins. north of LAX).  Information and registration details are on
the web site!


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