RMIT University’s Centre for Urban Research is pleased to invite you to the launch of Stephen Rowley’s new book: Movie Towns and Sitcom Suburbs: Building Hollywood’s Ideal Communities (Screening Spaces).

Nibbles and refreshments supplied.

About the book

Media depictions of community are enormously influential on wider popular opinion about how people would like to live. In this study, Stephen Rowley examines depictions of ideal communities in Hollywood films and television and explores the implications of attempts to build real-world counterparts to such imagined places. He focuses on the ideals of small towns and suburbs featured during and shortly after World War II, tracking how these were an inspiration for post-World War II suburban development.




The Chamber, Building 1, RMIT University, City campus


Friday 4 December, 4pm-5pm


Free entry, booking essential