History & Culture: America at Mid-Century - The 1950's as Presented by Hollywood Thu, Oct 26, 2017 — 11:45AM
Featuring Jack Rhodes, Ph.D., Retired Chair,
Department of Communications, Miami University of Ohio
The 1950s fascinate those interested in American popular culture. Americans, weary of war and readjusting to peacetime normality, confronted a fast-changing world -- the advent of television, the growth of drive-in movies, the rapidly-expanding use of automobile and airplane transportation, a technological revolution in both the household and workplace, the fear of Communists, and the threat of nuclear annihilation. Against this tumultuous background, filmmakers and screenwriters made distinctive artistic contributions that defined the era and its place in American cultural history. In an informative and engaging program, Jack Rhodes, Ph.D., Retired Chair, Department of Communications, Miami University (Ohio), will re-examine classic icons of American popular arts in the early fifties, with special attention to Hollywood’s depiction of this unique historical moment.
Registration is open to all members and their guests. Event price is $30 per person and includes lunch. To register, visit: https://1950shollywood.eventbrite.com