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Nixon at the Movies: A Book about Belief

Mark Feeney


Was it an omen that Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913? As this book relates, Nixon and the movies have shared a long and complex history. Some of that history—the president's multiple screenings of Patton before and during the invasion of Cambodia, or Oliver Stone's Nixon—is well known. Yet much more is not. How many are aware, for example, that Nixon was an enthusiastic filmgoer who watched more than five hundred movies during his presidency? This book takes an often revelatory approach to looking at Nixon's career—and Hollywood's. From ... More

Keywords: Richard Nixon, film industry, Southern California, movies, Patton, Cambodia, Oliver Stone, Hollywood, Elvis Presley, Double Indemnity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780226239682
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226239705.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Feeney, author