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Establishing Classical Norms

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter shows that classical norms were not fixed rules or structures, but set particular boundaries within which innovation could take place. In essence, classical film style rejected formal ... More


The Rise of the Studios and the Coming of Sound

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the rise of the Hollywood studios and advent of sound technology. The Hollywood Studio System would properly take hold by 1930 once five companies — Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, RKO, ... More


The Classical Style: Composers in the Studio Era

John C. Tibbetts

in Composers in the Movies: Studies in Musical Biography

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300106749
eISBN:
9780300128031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300106749.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition

This chapter focuses on what many film historians refer to as the “classical period” of the studio system. Not coincidentally, it was also the “golden age” of the composer biopic, both classical and ... More


Taking on “Hollywood Babylon”

Jennifer Frost

in Hedda Hopper's Hollywood: Celebrity Gossip and American Conservatism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814728239
eISBN:
9780814728482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814728239.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes the decline of the Hollywood studio system in the in 1950s and 1960s, and with it the decline of Hedda Hopper's career. The studio system provided Hopper with regular and ... More


Legal Eagle

Christina Rice

in Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Ann’s 1936 lawsuit against the Warner Bros., in which she attempted to secure an early release from her long-term contract. Ann set the stage for Bette Davis and James Cagney, ... More


The Unheard <i>Song of Joy</i>

Jeff Jaeckle

in Refocus: the Films of Preston Sturges

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474406550
eISBN:
9781474416146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474406550.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter illustrates some of the untapped riches of Preston Sturges’s unproduced screenplay for the musical Song of Joy, both in terms of its pivotal timing in his filmmaking career and its ... More


Sold Down the River

Christina Rice

in Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Ann’s sudden departure from Los Angeles to New York, and ultimately to Europe, for an extended honeymoon. Included in the discussion are the reactions of Warner Bros. and Anna ... More


Nationalism, Trade and Market Domination

Paul Grainge, Mark Jancovich, and Sharon Monteith

in Film Histories: An Introduction and Reader

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619061
eISBN:
9780748670888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619061.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the international scope and status of early cinema, and the particular significance of European production companies. While Europe dominated world film markets in the first ... More


Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Christina Rice

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ann Dvorak may not have been the best-known actress of Hollywood’s golden age, but she certainly made her mark. She blazed onto screens in 1932 as Paul Muni’s doomed sister in Scarface, and seemed ... More


Prodigal Daughter

Christina Rice

in Ann Dvorak: Hollywood's Forgotten Rebel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144269
eISBN:
9780813144474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144269.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Ann and Leslie’s return to Hollywood, her hiring Myron Selznick as her new agent, and Warner Bros. choosing to maintain her long-term contract within the studio system. This ... More


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