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Ain’t No Peace in the Family Now: The Actors’ Equity Association and the Movies, 1919–1929

Sean P. Holmes

in Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037481
eISBN:
9780252094682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037481.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter focuses on new technology and its impact on acting as an occupation. It begins by describing how the advent of film transformed patterns of employment in the commercial entertainment ... More


The Biggest Fan in the World

David Haven Blake

in Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and the Rise of Celebrity Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190278182
eISBN:
9780190278212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190278182.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

As it was advising President Eisenhower and the Republican Party, BBDO was grooming Ronald Reagan as a corporate spokesman and the host of an anthology drama series on CBS, General Electric Theater. ... More


Blackface and Wigs: Men Take over Stunts

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Movies projected women’s “proper place”: they did not come to anyone’s rescue; they were wives and mothers. Stuntwomen’s work decreased. Labor unions and guilds were formed—the Screen Actors Guild, ... More


Causes and Compromise

Sharon Ammen

in May Irwin: Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040658
eISBN:
9780252099090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040658.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter looks at the variety of causes Irwin was involved in, from animal rights to suffragism to pacifism. The chapter reviews the anti-trust movement led by Theodore Roosevelt and blossoming ... More


Conclusion: Another cinema – a project in time

Joseph Mai

in Robert Guédiguian

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780719096471
eISBN:
9781526124104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096471.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The conclusion argues, against critics who have found Guédiguian to be a sentimental maker of ‘fictions de gauche’, that Guédiguian’s project is actually extraordinarily deep and original. It lays ... More


Controversy and Progress for Stuntwomen

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It took thirty years to get the wigs off men, and then the business took a step backward when a stuntman replaced a stuntwoman doubling an actress in Planet of the Apes (2001). But the Screen Actors ... More


Dear Old Zieggy and Company

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives a wide-ranging view of Ziegfeld as both a beloved boss and a traitorous one. The close-knit family of Ziegfeld stars, including Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Will Rogers, W. C. ... More


Epilogue

Sean P. Holmes

in Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037481
eISBN:
9780252094682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037481.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This epilogue traces the collapse of the old theatrical economy after the onset of the Great Depression and assesses its impact on the men and women of the American stage. Highlighting the huge ... More


For the Dignity and Honor of the Theatrical Profession: Respectability and Unrespectability in the Actors’ Equity Association, 1919–1929

Sean P. Holmes

in Weavers of Dreams, Unite!: Actors' Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037481
eISBN:
9780252094682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037481.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter examines the Actors' Equity Association's (AEA) campaign to raise the status of the acting community by cleansing it of its long-standing reputation for immorality. It focuses in the ... More


The future of nostalgia: revindicating Spanish actors and acting in and through <i>Cine de barrio</i>

Duncan Wheeler

in Performance and Spanish Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719097720
eISBN:
9781526121172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097720.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the impact of the Spanish television programme Cine de barrio on popular discourses surrounding national film and performance styles. First airing in 1995, Cine de barrio pairs ... More


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