Table of contents for Blackout : World War II and the origins of film noir / Sheri Chinen Biesen.

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Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Precursors: Elements of Noir Come Together
Chapter 3. Hollywood in the Aftermath of Pearl Harbor
 The Lights Go Out in Hollywood
 Adapting to Wartime
 Dark for the Duration
Chapter 4. Censorship, Hard-Boiled Fiction and Hollywood's 'Red Meat' Crime Cycle
 Censorship and Double Indemnity: Adapting James M. Cain During the War
 Adapting Chandler: RKO's Murder, My Sweet
 Censorship, 'Red Meat' and The Postman Always Rings Twice
Chapter 5. Rosie the Riveter Goes to Hollywood
 Joan Harrison, Robert Siodmak and Phantom Lady
 Catherine Turney, Jerry Wald and Mildred Pierce
 Virginia Van Upp and Gilda
Chapter 6. Hyphenates and Hard-Boiled Crime: Sexual Violence Proliferates
 From Madison Avenue to Poverty Row: Preminger's Laura and Ulmer's Detour
 Fritz Lang's Woman in the Window and Scarlet Street
 Bogart, Hawks, To Have and Have Not and The Big Sleep
 'My, my, my. Such a Lot of Guns around Town and so Few Brains'
Chapter 7. Black Film, Red Meat
 Wartime Crime Trend: From Weapons to Women--Beating the Enemy
 Violence Bred by War: The Blue Dahlia and The Stranger
 If You Wanna Send a Message, Call Western Union: Changes and Decline in the Postwar
 Wartime Noir's Enduring Legacy

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Film noir -- United States -- History and criticism.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Motion pictures and the war.