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Living Room Lectures: The Fifties Family in Film and Television

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With a breadwinner dad, a homemaker mom, and squeaky-clean kids, the 1950s television family has achieved near mythological status as a model of what real families "ought" to be. Yet feature films of the period often portrayed families in trouble, with parents and children in conflict over appropriate values and behaviors. Why were these representations of family apparently so far apart? Nina Leibman analyzes many feature films and dozens of TV situation comedy episodes from 1954 to 1963 to find surprising commonalities in ...

Living Room Lectures: The Fifties Family in Film and Television 1995, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292746848

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Living Room Lectures: The Fifties Family in Film and Television 1995, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292746831

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