Hollywood Gangland: The Movies' Love Affair with the Mob

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St. Martin's Press, 1993 - Performing Arts - 269 pages
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In this scholarly retrospective of gangster films-from a 1912 D. W. Griffith silent film to the Godfather saga-McCarty pays particular attention to the biggest gangster stars: Robinson, Cagney, and Bogart; to the fictionalizations of real-life gangsters; and to the genre's comeback after World War II.

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From Raoul Walsh's The Regeneration (1915) to John Singleton's The Boyz N the Hood (1991), gangster movies have fed America's fascination with the underworld and those who populate it. McCarty, a ... Read full review

About the author (1993)

McCarty is a novelist, television writer, and author. After graduating from high school in 1962, he attended Boston University, where he majored in communications.

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