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Economic Specialization: Pathways to Change

Michael Storper, Thomas Kemeny, Naji Philip Makarem, and Taner Osman

in The Rise and Fall of Urban Economies: Lessons from San Francisco and Los Angeles

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804789400
eISBN:
9780804796026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804789400.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Industries, firms, and entrepreneurs in the Bay Area and Los Angeles did not plan the economic divergence of their regions. They faced challenges from the restructuring of the Old Economy and ... More


Consumer Electronics and the Building of an Entertainment Infrastructure

Charles R. Acland

in Signal Traffic: Critical Studies of Media Infrastructures

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039362
eISBN:
9780252097416
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039362.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This concluding chapter explores how Hollywood's “technological tentpoles”—films that strategically promote cross-media commodities and new generations of devices, platforms, and hardware—serve as ... More


Gremlin Child How the Cute Became the Cool

Gary Cross

in The Cute and the Cool: Wondrous Innocence and Modern American Children's Culture

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195156669
eISBN:
9780199868254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156669.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The 1984 film Gremlins is a classic example of how wondrous innocence can go astray. The adorable Gizmos on which we lavish love and attention in our typical middle-class homes can become the bratty ... More


And the Winner Is: The Protestant Film Awards

William D. Romanowski

in Reforming Hollywood: How American Protestants Fought for Freedom at the Movies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195387841
eISBN:
9780199950188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387841.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The focus of this chapter is twofold. First, to change industry perceptions, the Broadcasting and Film Commission launched a high-profile film awards program that would become the public face of the ... More


Introduction: Approaches, Problems, and the Great Divide

Peter Franklin

in Seeing Through Music: Gender and Modernism in Classic Hollywood Film Scores

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195383454
eISBN:
9780199897032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383454.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

Following an initial consideration of some approaches and ideas put forward in recent writing on film and music, the “Great Divide” is explained and film music historically located in a ... More


Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

John Wriggle

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, American

Behind the iconic jazz orchestras, vocalists, and stage productions of the Swing Era lay the talents of popular music's unsung heroes: the arrangers. This book takes the reader behind the scenes of ... More


Conclusive Word

Violaine Roussel

in Representing Talent: Hollywood Agents and the Making of Movies

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226486802
eISBN:
9780226487137
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226487137.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

What is at stake with the study of agenting is more than just bringing out of the shadows formerly invisible participants in the manufacture of popular culture. There are lessons to learn from this ... More


Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities

Andrew N. Weintraub and Barb Barendreght (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780824869861
eISBN:
9780824875695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824869861.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Vamping the Stage is the first book-length historical and comparative examination of women, modernity, and popular music in Asia. This book documents the many ways that women performers have ... More


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


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

Sean P. Holmes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037481
eISBN:
9780252094682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037481.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Published to coincide with the centenary of the founding of the Actors' Equity Association in 1913, this book explores the history of actors' unionism in the United States from the late nineteenth ... More


Post-Classical Hollywood: Film Industry, Style and Ideology since 1945

Barry Langford

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638574
eISBN:
9780748671076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638574.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

At the end of World War II, Hollywood basked in unprecedented prosperity. Since then, numerous challenges and crises have changed the American film industry in ways beyond imagination in 1945. ... More


Business and Politics: The Landscape

John Wriggle

in Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.003.0002
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter is an overview of the business and political landscape of Swing-Era jazz music. Music arranging was a steadily growing field in America during the 1930s and 1940s, when the job was ... More


Introduction: The Backstudio Picture

Steven Cohan

in Hollywood by Hollywood: The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865788
eISBN:
9780190865818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865788.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction provides the theoretical argument of the book. It explains why the backstudio picture is not a cycle but a genre in its own right, and how the genre depicts Hollywood as a geographic ... More


Taking Stock: Striptease, Stratification, and the NASDAQ

Jessica Berson

in The Naked Result: How Exotic Dance Became Big Business

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199846207
eISBN:
9780190272623
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846207.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter begins with an investigation of the arrival in New York City of Rick’s Cabaret, a publicly traded, clean-cut topless strip club based in Houston. Rick’s Cabaret International, Inc. owns ... More


The Rise of the Antichrist

Robert Alan Goldberg

in Enemies Within: The Culture of Conspiracy in Modern America

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300090000
eISBN:
9780300132946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300090000.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines conspiracy thinking about the end of the days. It describes how each generation of Christian Americans, believing itself to be the last one, reinterpreted bible verses so that ... More


Arthur Penn: American Director

Nat Segaloff

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813129761
eISBN:
9780813135502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813129761.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book is a biography of one of the twentieth century's most influential filmmakers. Thematic chapters convey the story of Penn's life and career, and they offer pertinent events in the history of ... More


Harlem on Broadway: Nightclub and Theater Revues

John Wriggle

in Blue Rhythm Fantasy: Big Band Jazz Arranging in the Swing Era

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040405
eISBN:
9780252098826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040405.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter discusses Swing Era nightclub and theater revues and how they extended the vaudeville entertainment format of previous decades. Few figures of the Swing Era roamed more widely than a ... More


“I am a creator”

Todd Decker

in Music Makes Me: Fred Astaire and Jazz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268883
eISBN:
9780520950061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268883.003.0003
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter defines the product Fred Astaire sold and how he made it. Astaire worked within a popular music culture that relied on songs, originating as sheet music and presented to the public in a ... More


Rumor Has It

C. Riley Snorton

in Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677962
eISBN:
9781452948010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677962.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the relationship between race and sexuality in the entertainment industry and how speculations about aberrant sexuality cohere to a range of black bodies and genders. It expands ... More


Showing off Archaeological Knowledge

Kate Nichols

in Greece and Rome at the Crystal Palace: Classical Sculpture and Modern Britain, 1854-1936

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199596461
eISBN:
9780191795770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199596461.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Chapter 2 explores the relationship between the Victorian entertainment industry and the emergent ‘professional’ classical archaeological establishment at mid-century. It offers the first overview of ... More


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