Hollywood Speaks: Deafness and the Film Entertainment Industry

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University of Illinois Press, 1999 - History - 167 pages
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Absorbing, scholarly study of the portrayal in nearly 200 movies and TV episodes of the least visible disabled group in American society. Includes the first filmography (annotated) of films designed for general audiences that deal with deafness or include a deaf character in a mator or pivotal role. For all film study collections. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Contents

Preface
vii
Introduction
3
The Silent Movie Era
20
Talking Motion Pictures 192948
42
The Dummy Stereotype Changes 194869
53
Deaf Actors Appear 197086
76
The Impact of Television
88
Conclusion
99
Filmography
107
Names and Subjects
157
Titles
163
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John S. Schuchman is Emeritus Professor of History at Gallaudet University.

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