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Researched at ARSC  |  2016 – 2017

A wide variety of publications about film, television, new media, history and other subjects have been researched at the Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC) at UCLA.

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Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge

By James Naremore

The Eddie Cantor Story: A Jewish Life in Performance and Politics

By David Weinstein

Fade In, Crossroads: A History of Southern Cinema

By Robert Jackson

Imagined Utopias in the Built Environment

By Anna Novakov

Jazz and Cocktails: Rethinking Race and the Sound of Film Noir

By Jans B. Wager

Hokum! The Early Sound Slapstick Short and Depression-Era Mass Culture

By Rob King

Go Slow: The Life of Julie London

By Michael Owen

Atari Age: The Emergence of Video Games in America

By Michael Z. Newman

Never Done: A History of Women's Work in Media Production

By Erin Hill

Future-Proofing the News: Preserving the First Draft of History

By Kathleen A. Hansen and Nora Paul

The Trouble with Lupino

Published in Cinema Comparat/ive Cinema

By Amelie Hastie

Back to the Drawing Board: Graphic Design and the Visual Environment of Television at Midcentury

Published in Cinema Journal

By Lynn Spigel

Cinema Journal Afterthoughts and Postscripts: TV and Midcentury Design

Published by Society for Cinema & Media Studies

By Lynn Spigel and Mark Quigley

Dr. Joyce Brothers: The Founding Mother of TV Psychology

By Kathleen Collins

Ben-Hur: The Original Blockbuster

By Jon Solomon

D-Day Remembered: The Normandy Landings in American Collective Memory

By Michael Dolski

Charles Burnett: A Troublesome Filmmaker

By María Míguez and Víctor Paz

Stealing the Show: African American Performers and Audiences in 1930s Hollywood

By Miriam J. Petty

Girls Will Be Boys: Cross-Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908 - 1934

By Laura Horak


The Carol Burnett Show Companion: So Glad We Had This Time

By Wesley Hyatt


Independent Stardom: Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System

By Emily Carman