News release announces that Anthony Burke Smith argues in his new book The Look of Catholics: Portrayals in Popular Culture from the Great Depression to the Cold War, the period between the 1930s and 1950s witnessed a "Catholic moment" that helped change negative perceptions of Catholics through Catholic themed films and through the works of Catholic artists.
"Imagining America: Film, Mass Media Helped Catholics Enter Mainstream, Shaped Post-War U.S. Identity, Global Direction" (2010). News Releases. 9388.