WorldCat Identities

Wexler, Haskell

Overview
Works: 3 works in 11 publications in 2 languages and 57 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PN1995.9.M27, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Haskell Wexler
Latino by Haskell Wexler( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Chicano Green Beret, sent to fight secretly in Nicaragua, begins to question what he is doing and why, especially when it becomes clear that many of the war's victims are civilians
Hollywood D.C. a tale of two cities ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This compelling documentary explores the extraordinary relationship between the entertainment industry and the political community from its beginnings, with the birth of Hollywood. The film features exclusive interviews, archival footage and clips from feature films to tell the history of the intersection of America's most powerful and visible communities. Both Hollywood and Washington share the conviction that the right combination of words and images can win over hearts and minds. Former actor President Reagan was the embodiment of this concept. Historically, the connection began when MGM mogul Louis B. Mayer cultivated a close friendship with Herbert Hoover, befriending him in numerous ways. Mayer was the first guest to sleep in the Hoover White House. FDR understood the power Hollywood had over the public's perceptions and reached out to Hollywood to popularize his policies. Most succeeding presidents did also. Actors such as Robert Vaughn and Jane Fonda were trailblazers in the anti-Vietnam War movement. Likewise, Harry Belafonte worked ardently for civil rights, encouraged by Martin Luther King. Producer/director Sydney Pollack says "Politicians want the most popular singer or actress or personality ... to show up for them at a campus rally ... and to write a check for a lot of money. In return they want the candidate to pay attention to their political opinions and be invited to the White House."
The man who loved women by Burt Reynolds( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and German and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Los Angeles playboy and sculptor, David Fowler, has social, artistic and sexual problems in which he seeks the help of an attractive psychiatrist
 
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Audience level: 0.67 (from 0.22 for The man wh ... to 0.82 for Hollywood ...)
Languages
English (10)
German (1)