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What a Thing It Is to Be a Ghost

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

William Randolph Hearst came to rescue Ambrose Bierce in early 1896, when he was holed up in Oakland alone and depressed. He gave him a new target on which to focus his flagging energies: Collis P. ... More


The Friction That We Name Grief

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By the spring of 1887, even though he had contempt for journalism as a profession, Ambrose Bierce had already been writing for two decades. He started his writing as an apprentice with Californian, ... More


Performative Citizenship and Anti-Japanese Melodrama: The Mass Media Construction of Home Front Nationalism

Emily Roxworthy

in The Spectacle of Japanese American Trauma: Racial Performativity and World War II

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824832209
eISBN:
9780824869359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824832209.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter reconstructs the patriotic pageantry that the Hearst media empire staged in its newspaper pages and on city streets across the United States and argues that these pageants downplayed the ... More


Cinema, <i>McKinley at Home</i>, and the 1896 Election

Charles Musser

in Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292727
eISBN:
9780520966123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292727.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The 1896 elections, coming after a long period of economic distress, produced a political realignment and mobilized various new media forms for politicking purposes. Many traditionally Democratic ... More


Nationalizing the News

Julia Guarneri

in Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226341330
eISBN:
9780226341477
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226341477.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The fifth chapter reveals, through a case study of Milwaukee, how newspaper syndicates and chains created and distributed national culture. Around the turn of the century, syndicates began to sell ... More


Cosmopolitan Productions

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Capellani made four films for Cosmopolitan, including The Young Diana (1922), with Hearst’s mistress Marion Davies. His last years in America were difficult, and Capellani was no doubt thinking of ... More


Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Christine Leteux

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the early days of cinema, a forgotten master played a major part in the development of feature film and literary adaptation. In France, Albert Capellani directed for Pathé the first versions of ... More


The Southland House as a Set

Peter J. Hollida

in American Arcadia: California and the Classical Tradition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190256517
eISBN:
9780190256548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190256517.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter examines several commissions made by people connected with Hollywood, including W. R. Hearst, Dorothy Arzner, Jack Warner, and George Cukor, and designers working for them (Julia Morgan, ... More


From the “Boss” to the “Chief”: Cobb at the Pinnacle of His Career

William E. Ellis

in Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After his career move from the Saturday Evening Post to Cosmopolitan magazine, owned by William Randolph Hearst, Cobb continued to win awards for his brilliant storytelling. - A man who took great ... More


Sports at <i>The New Yorker</i>

Kasia Boddy

in Writing for The New Yorker: Critical Essays on an American Periodical

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748682492
eISBN:
9781474422109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748682492.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter illustrates how, in the years leading up to the launch of The New Yorker, sport had assumed an increasingly important place in American mass leisure. Joseph Pulitzer became the first ... More


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