Duck and Cover: Civil Defense Images in Film and Television from the Cold War to 9/11

Melvin E., Jr. Matthews

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Synopsis: During the 1950s and early 1960s, school air-raid drills, bomb shelters, and unnerving civil defense films served as constant reminders of the looming threat of nuclear war. Throughout America, a widespread civil defense effort used town meetings, public school educational programs, and the mass media--television, radio, and especially, motion pictures--to mobilize every citizen for a protracted Cold War. This volume explores how American popular culture has portrayed civil defense from mid-twentieth century to the immediate post-September 11 era. With analysis of everything from early government propaganda films and 1950s science fiction films to Happy Days, the Reagan-era TV movie The Day After, and the small-screen nostalgia trend after 9/11, it shows how popular culture reflects American fears and the hope of preparedness.

About the Author: Melvin E. Matthews, Jr., is a contributing writer to the Roanoke (Virginia) Star-Sentinel, Roanoke Magazine, Roanoke Times and History News Network.

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