An excellent new twentieth-century anthology of secondary and primary source articles on specific films, genres, censorship, and so on has just been published, edited by Steve Mintz (Univ of Houston) and Randy Roberts (Purdue). It is entitled HOLLYWOOD'S AMERICA, runs to nearly 400 pages, and sells for a very reasonable retail of $16.95. It appears to go just about as well with the U.S. second semester survey as with courses on twentieth-century American film. Review copies can be obtained by calling Brandywine [sic] Press at 1-800-345-1776. Contents include a long introductory history of American film, and a long, long bibliography on American film history. Some but not all of the pieces are, in addition to the normal paraphernalia of introductions and headnotes, Kay Sloan on silent film, John Hope Franklin on THE BIRTH OF A NATION, Charles Musser on silent comedy, Larry May on Fairbanks and Pickford, Maury Klein on the Depression, Roffman and Purdy on the gangsters genre, Thomas Pauly on GONE WITH THE WIND and THE GRAPES OF WRATH; Thomas Cripps on portrayals of African Americans in film, Koppes and Black on the Office of War Information, Randy Roberts on CASABLANCA, June Sochen on MILDRED PIERCE, Charles Higham on the beautiful historical scenes in AMBERSONS, materials on film noir and DOUBLE INDEMNITY, Roffman and Purdy on HUAC, Lois Banner on SUNSET BOULEVARD, Kenneth Hey about ON THE WATERFRONT; Stuart Samuels on INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS; Richard Slotkin on Westerns, Charles Maland on DR. STRANGELOVE, Ryan and Kellner on films of the late 60s and early 70s, Daniel Leab on ROCKY, Jim Olson on Vietnam war movies, William Palmer on films of the 1980s. ALSO there are a couple dozen documents on propaganda, rating systems, court cases, and so on. I've used films of this sort very successfully for years both in my general U.S. survey courses (where both my attendance and course evalua- tions shot up after doing so) as well as a specialized classic American film class.