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Miller, Cynthia J.

1950s “Rocketman” TV Series and Their Fans

Miller, Cynthia J. - 1950s “Rocketman” TV Series and Their Fans, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction
Cynthia J. Miller, A. Bowdoin Riper

2. Where It All Began: The Flash Gordon Serials
Roy Kinnard

Part I. Learning to be Rocketmen

3. “A Commotion in the Firmament”: Tom Corbett and the Lost Boys
John C. Tibbetts

4. Boy’s Wonder: Male Teenage Assistants in 1950s Science Fiction Serials and Cold War Masculinity
Robert Jacobs

5. Girls and “Space Fever”
Amy Foster

Part II. Reaching for Tomorrow

6. Space Fever: From Fantasy to Reality
Howard E. McCurdy

7. Shooting for the Stars: Captain Video, the Rocket Rangers, and America’s Conquest of Space
Patrick Lucanio, Gary Coville

8. Space Opera TV: Seeing the World of Tomorrow
J. P. Telotte

Part III. As Seen on TV

9. The Sky Is the Limit: Advertising and Consumer Culture in “Rocketman” Television Series of the 1950s
Lawrence R. Samuel

10. Creating a Sense of Wonder: The Glorious Legacy of Space Opera Toys of the 1950s
S. Mark Young

11.
Space Patrol: Missions of Daring in the Name of Early Television
Jean-Noel Bassior

Part IV. Looking at the Earth

12. Making the Universe Safe for Democracy: Rocky Jones, Space Ranger
Wheeler Winston Dixon

13. “Justice through Strength and Courage”: Captain Midnight and the Military-Industrial Complex
Mick Broderick

14. “To Learn from the Past …”: Becoming Cold War Citizens with Captain Z-Ro
Cynthia J. Miller, A. Bowdoin Riper

15. Confessions of a Commando Cody Addict (or, How the Flying Suit Changed My Life)
Gary Hughes

Keywords: Cultural and Media Studies, Film and Television Studies, Theatre History, Cultural History, Media Research, Film History, Media Studies

Editor
 
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
294 pages
Category
Art, Art History
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780230377325
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-35091-9

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