From Charlie Chaplin to Chairman Mao, 1921-1951
Table of ContentsOrganized thematically within a chronological structure, this book includes more than 500 full-colour covers – many of them rare – from the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection in Berkeley’s C. V. Starr East Asian Library, the largest collection of Eastern movie memorabilia outside China. Fonoroff’s text relates the magazines to the times in which they were created, embracing everything from cinematic trends to politics and world events without neglecting gossip, fashion and pop culture. The result is a survey of the era’s movie publications, doubling as a journey through the urban cultural milieu of this transformative period that sheds light on a vast forgotten world. This book will appeal to Chinese film scholars, social historians and connoisseurs of the graphic arts in equal measure.
• 1. The Hollywood of the East: The Rise of the Chinese Film Industry, 1921–1932
• 2. Stars of the Page and Screen: A Golden Age for Movies and Magazines, 1932–1937
• 3. Celluloid Skirmishes: Creative Responses to Wartime Restrictions, 1937–1945
• 4. From Pillar to Post: Liberation and the Road to State Control, 1945–1951