Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness: An Illustrated History of Drugs in the Movies 1894-1978

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Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness: An Illustrated History of Drugs in the Movies 1894-1978 - Starks, Michael
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From the very beginning, filmmakers have struggled to free themselves from censorship and manipulation by special-interest groups, and this struggle is clearly evident in the history of drug films. Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness is an exhaustive exploration of the history of the depiction of psychoactive drugs in motion pictures from Thomas Edison's Opium Smoker (1894) to Cocaine Cowboys (1978), Included are over 400 silent and 1,000 sound films as well as nearly 500 drug-abuse films, 85 experimental films, and 135 ...

Cocaine Fiends and Reefer Madness: An Illustrated History of Drugs in the Movies 1894-1978 2015, Ronin Publishing, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9781579511890

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