Producer of Controversy
Stanley Kramer, Hollywood Liberalism and the Cold War
University Press of Kansas 2017
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While Stanley Kramer is considered a successful producer and director of many films as Hollywood moved out of the studio era, he also was criticized for his lesser skills as a director, as well as his liberal beliefs that permeated many of his movies. In Producer of Controversy: Stanley Kramer, Hollywood Liberalism and the Cold War (University Press of Kansas, 2017), Jennifer Frost, Associate Professor of History at the University of Auckland presents a new study of Kramer’s films, emphasizing four of his popular message films.