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Publications Researched at ARSC  |  2020 – 2022

A wide variety of publications about film, television, new media, history and other subjects have been researched at the Archive Research and Study Center (ARSC) at UCLA.

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Hollywood's Embassies: How Movie Theaters Projected American Power Around the World

By Ross Melnick



Alternate Archives in US Daytime TV Soap Opera Historiography

By Elana Levine

JCMS: Journal of Cinema and Media Studies, vol. 60, issue 4, Summer 2021, p. 174-180

From Rabbit Ears to the Rabbit Hole: A Life with Television

By Kathleen Collins



Industrializing Nationalist Dissent:

Music Censorship, 2 Live Crew, and the Politics of Performance at the 1990 MTV Video Music Awards

By Michael M. Reinhard

The Velvet Light Trap, no. 89, Spring 2022, p. 45-55

Latino TV: A History

By Mary Beltrán

Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History

By Elana Levine

Their Best Own Creations book cover

Their Own Best Creations: Women Writers in Postwar Television

By Annie Berke


"The Black Film Ambassador: The Ecstatic World of Albert Johnson"

By Josslyn Luckett

Film Quarterly, vol. 75, no. 1, Fall 2021, p. 62-69

Patricia Neal: An Unquiet Life

By Stephen Michael Shearer


Citizen Cash: The Political Life and Times of Johnny Cash

By Michael Stewart Foley

Vitagraph: America’s First Great Motion Picture Studio

By Andrew A. Erish

 Screening the Police book cover


Screening the Police: Film and Law Enforcement in the United States

By Noah Tsika

Stars of Jazz: A Complete History of the Innovative Television Series, 1956-1958

By James A. Harrod 

Very Special Episodes

Edited by Jonathan Cohn and Jennifer Porst

Sweet Oddball: The Story of Alice Pearce

By Fredrick Tucker

To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle Against HIV/AIDS

By Dan Royles

“Searching for Betty Chen: Rediscovering the Asian American
Filmmakers of UCLA in the Seventies” (full article PDF)

By Josslyn Luckett

Film Quarterly, vol. 73, no. 3, Spring 2020, p. 34-40