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Boom. 2011; 1469–75 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.69
Published: 01 November 2011
... burgeoning economy, and an arena for clashing cultures. © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California 2011 film cinema silent film early sound film early cinema boom | w i n t e r 2 011 69 Boom: A Journal of California, Vol. 1, Number 4, pps 69 75. ISSN 2153-8018, electronic ISSN 2153...
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Boom. 2016; 6439–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.39
Published: 01 December 2016
... just ours but one made up of artifacts of generations of family members: Bibles and Sunday hats, old wallets still filled with gasoline Charg-a-Plates and oxidized pocket change, a cache of antique cameras still spooled with film, and a river of photographs documenting their journey west. A few...
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Boom. 2014; 4124–35 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.1.24
Published: 01 March 2014
..., but because his shop was the shop that sold the win- ning Lotto number, he got a million dollars. The people who won the Lotto didn t come. They didn t want to be filmed, but he was more than willing to be filmed. And the state officials put million dollar winner or something, on a big banner...
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Boom. 2013; 3435–45 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.35
Published: 01 December 2013
... of a silent film; the sociologist and screenwriter Leo Rosten suggested scenario to a group of RAND scien- tists who picked it up.8 But it was in the Bay Area that I met computer scientists eager to create self-aware artificial intelligences, food acti- vists hoping for a world based on small...
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Boom. 2013; 33115–122 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.115
Published: 01 September 2013
...Annie Powers A partially reproduced photo album of two men, William Oliver and Henry Frick, who photographed their road trip along the Los Angeles aqueduct in 1915. The photos and their captions reveal contemporary car culture, engagement with the film industry, and interest in the origins of water...
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Boom. 2013; 321–8 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.1
Published: 01 July 2013
... snowboarder-turned-commercial photographer-turned-self- styled alchemist Ian Ruhter, a South Lake Tahoe native, had rerouted his focus by building his own large-format view camera, cooking up his own film then had taken to the road to tell American Dream stories He saw the new terrain this way: This...
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Boom. 2012; 2487–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.87
Published: 01 December 2012
... boom | w i n t e r 2 012 91 crimes and criminals. Then, in the 1990s, as a professor of communication studies, I taught a film noir class in which students viewed the cinematic versions of Chandler s, Hammett s, and Cain s novels, as well as neo-noir classics such as Chinatown, Blade Runner, and Body...
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Boom. 2012; 2356–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.86
Published: 01 October 2012
... developed by real estate investor Thomas Kelly in the 1880s, Echo Park (then called Edendale ) was a center of the LA film industry during the silent era and a middle-class neighborhood in the early twentieth century. As many middle-class white residents relocated to the suburbs after World War II, Mexican...
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Boom. 2012; 2362–78 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.62
Published: 01 October 2012
... Pelicans were decimated during the 1960s when the deadly pesticide DDT, running from farmland and lawns into the watershed and waters of the west coast, accumulated in fish, their food source. The campaign against DDT, which many people remember from Rachel Carson s book Silent Spring (1962), led to a...
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Boom. 2012; 2276–81 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.2.76
Published: 01 June 2012
... Johnny s 2003 compendium, Unearthed, five CDs of outtakes from The American Recordings. Jade s musical taste runs to punk, hip-hop, and some pretty campy pop, but she always liked Johnny, and we sat silently in the parked car sampling several songs, and in particular, Long Black Veil. First written...
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Boom. 2011; 1431–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.4.31
Published: 01 November 2011
... signaled the beginning of new transnational familial networks that define the experience of many immigrants today. In the oral histories we collected, narratives of good times and opportunity exist side-by-side with stories of Braceros attend Spanish-language films at a theater in Watsonville, CA. 1956...
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Boom. 2011; 1344–56 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.3.44
Published: 01 August 2011
... capitalized on these sonic wallpapers or canned sounds to acoustically mark time and space. For instance, the sound of birds chirping conveys early morning, whereas an owl hooting conjures up the midnight hour. Ever since the time of early silent film, music has been used to guide viewers through the...
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Boom. 2011; 1282–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.2.82
Published: 01 May 2011
.... Though it s also home to classic film scores and songbook standards, KWXY s lingua franca is the beautiful and familiar instrumental cocktail music and singing choirs that blossomed in 1950s recording studios a sonic balm usually mentioned right alongside the post- war, GI Bill birth of suburbia, the...
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Boom. 2011; 1150–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2011.1.1.50
Published: 01 March 2011
... that claim and weaken a substantial artistic pil- lar on which American conservatism depends for cultural legitimacy a claim particularly vital as the other powerful cultural icons of rock and roll, hip-hop/rap, and Hollywood films were long ago ceded to liberals and the left. Though the world view...