Poor Greek to "Scandalous" Hollywood Mogul: Alexander Pantages and the Anti-Immigrant Narratives of William Randolph Hearst's Los Angeles Examiner

  title={Poor Greek to "Scandalous" Hollywood Mogul: Alexander Pantages and the Anti-Immigrant Narratives of William Randolph Hearst's Los Angeles Examiner},
  author={Taso G. Lagos},
  journal={Journal of Modern Greek Studies},
  pages={45 - 74}
  • Taso G. Lagos
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Modern Greek Studies
"Second Wave" immigrants poured into the United States between 1880 and 1924 and stirred nativist hostility against the foreign-born, a sentiment already present in American culture in the nineteenth century. This hostility is captured in the newspaper coverage of the rape case of Alexander Pantages who in 1929 was accused of sexually molesting a 17-year-old female dancer. The reporting of the case by the Los Angeles Examiner highlights not only the use of the tropes of the "foreign-born," but… Expand

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