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The Common People, Historic Drama and Preparations for War

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/9780748619061.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses how the film industry in the United States, the United Kingdom, and France in the late 1930s turned to historical subject matter and the plight of the common people in response ... More


. “Marrying the harlot”

McBride Joseph

in Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738384
eISBN:
9781604738391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details Capra’s early film career. Capra went to work for Columbia Pictures on October 1927, who he claimed called him in for interview because his name appeared at the top of an ... More


Corporate Hollywood

Barry Langford

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

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638574
eISBN:
9780748671076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638574.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The year 1982 marked the end of an era for the film industry in the United States, in more ways than one. Coca-Cola acquired Columbia Pictures, one year after oil tycoon Marvin Davis purchased ... More


Aging Revolutionaries and the Loss of History

J. E. Smyth

in Fred Zinnemann and the Cinema of Resistance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781617039645
eISBN:
9781626740136
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039645.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Behold a Pale Horse again moves outside conventional histories of Resistance in its assessment of the life and death of anarchist Manuel Artigas/Francisco Sabaté. Banned in Franco's Spain, a ... More


Columbia Pictures and the Great Depression: A Case Study of Political Writers in Hollywood

Ian Scott

in Hollywood and the Great Depression: American Film, Politics and Society in the 1930s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748699926
eISBN:
9781474426749
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748699926.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This analyses the largely neglected and underestimated role of screen writers in 1930s Hollywood, an era when the art of movie writing actually made great strides as an art form. It considers the ... More


. “We’re the Front Office”

McBride Joseph

in Frank Capra: The Catastrophe of Success

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738384
eISBN:
9781604738391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738384.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, which focuses on Capra’s career after severing ties with Columbia in October 1939, describes the making of the films Meet John Doe and Arsenic and Old Lace. On December 12, 1941, five ... More


Chapter 13

Mark Glancy

in Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1937, Cary Grant’s career as a freelance star began with three screwball comedies that established him as the master of this genre. Topper (1937), made by the independent producer Hal Roach, ... More


Jack Cole and Theatrical Jazz Dance

Teal Darkenwald

in Jazz Dance: A History of the Roots and Branches

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049298
eISBN:
9780813050119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049298.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance

Jack Cole is credited as the father of theatrical jazz dance. His career spanned from the 1920s through the 1950s and he developed a specific method of training theatrical jazz dancers in a style ... More


Pal Joey Goes to Hollywood

Julianne Lindberg

in Pal Joey: The History of a Heel

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190051204
eISBN:
9780190051235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190051204.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American, Popular

The 1957 screen adaptation of Pal Joey—starring Frank Sinatra as Joey, Rita Hayworth as Vera, and Kim Novak as Linda—redeems Joey. Now a singer rather than a dancer, Joey genuinely falls in love with ... More


1953–1956

Patrick McGilligan

in Fritz Lang: The Nature of the Beast

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676552
eISBN:
9781452948942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676552.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details events in Fritz Lang’s life from 1953 to 1956. Now under contract at Columbia, Lang would stumble across a property that was made to order for him—one of those happy accidents of ... More


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