OK, here goes. It's not much, but this is not thoroughly researched, and it's been a while since I've seen any of these. But it's a place to start. There's more references within some of these books. ----------- Russell Campbell, Cinema Strikes Back: Radical Filmmaking in the United States, 1930 - 1942. (Ann Arbor: U Michigan Press, 1982) [Thanks, Jeremy, for pointing this one out again. I _was_ aware of it, as a matter of fact. It was presented as a thesis at North- western in 1978. So far, it seems to be the only published book devoted solely to the subject.] Joel Stewart Zuker, Ralph Steiner, Filmmaker and Still Photographer. (New York: Arno Press, 1978) [Steiner was, IMHO, the best _filmmaker_ in the group and its periphery.] Ralph Steiner, A Point of View. (Middleton: Wesleyan UP, 1978) Kazan on Kazan, by Michel Ciment. (New York: Viking, 1974) [The first chapter of this contains Elia Kazan's recollections of his work with Nykino.] Lewis Jacobs, The Documentary Tradition (New York: Hopkinson and Blake, 1971) [Has some material in the 1940s section.] Richard Meran Barsam, Nonfiction Film, A Critical History. (???) [Also has a separate 1930s/40s section with relevant material.] In addition, I know that there's a collection of articles for a book in the works in Germany; however, the publication date for this is unclear. I'm unaware of any articles in journals written on the subject. Jeremy, do you know of any? Or anybody? --------- That's it. Christian. -- (if you are looking for the bilder deep your ear on the movietone!) FW 062.08 ----- Christian Taube -- [log in to unmask] + [log in to unmask] ----- --------------------- Scientific progress goes 'boink'? --------------------- Disclaimer: I don't speak for the University of Oregon, nor does it for me!