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Hollywood in Havana: US Cinema and Revolutionary Nationalism in Cuba before 1959

Megan Feeney


This book explores the US film industry’s presence and influence in Havana, Cuba during the first six decades of the 20th century. Especially beginning in the 1920s, Hollywood dominated the film business in Havana, where movie theaters, fanzines, and film columns multiplied prodigiously. But Hollywood’s reign did not affect any simple “Americanization” of Havana audiences, seduced into consent to the US imperial hegemony that so profoundly shaped life in Cuba before the 1959 Revolution. Instead, Hollywood in Havana finds that Cuban audiences, cultural arbiters, and men and women working in the ... More

Keywords: US-Cuban relations, Republican Cuba, US imperialism, revolutionary nationalism, masculinity, Hollywood abroad, film reception, film business, film criticism, transnational

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226593555
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226593722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Megan Feeney, author