AUTHOREvans, Joyce A.
TITLECelluloid Mushroom Clouds: Hollywood and the Atomic Bomb
PUBLISHERWestview Press
CITYBoulder, CO
DATE PUBLISHED1998
ISBN0-8133-2613-3


This book investigates how the movie industry responded to specific economic and political forces during the years after World War II, especially atomic technology. It analyzes over 90 films based on their historical contexts, using both qualitative and quantitative research methods. It also discusses Hollywood’s portrayals of atomic bombs, the Cold War, the military, scientists, and radiation, and includes a section on alien invaders and atomic espionage. The book contains an extensive bibliography.


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