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    • Hollywood in American Political Life
    • By: Kathryn Cramer Brownell
    • Narrated by: Pam Ward
    • Length: 11 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Conventional wisdom holds that John F. Kennedy was the first celebrity president, in no small part because of his innate television savvy. But as Kathryn Brownell shows, Kennedy capitalized on a tradition and style rooted in California politics and the Hollywood studio system. Since the 1920s, politicians and professional showmen have developed relationships and built organizations institutionalizing Hollywood styles, structures, and personalities in the American political process.

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