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The Inevitable Merger, 1921–1922

Brian Taves

in Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134222
eISBN:
9780813135939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

First National Pictures was created in April 1917 by Thomas Tally and J. D. Williams as a circuit of independent exhibitors who pooled their purchasing power to buy direct from stars and directors, ... More


War with First National, 1922

Brian Taves

in Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134222
eISBN:
9780813135939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ince was about to begin a struggle to maintain his organization against First National in 1922. The grosses of Associated Producers had halved almost immediately after the merger with First National, ... More


Case Study of a Production and Its Personnel: Her Reputation, 1922–1923

Brian Taves

in Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134222
eISBN:
9780813135939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ince's next few releases for First National were a series of contrasts that emphasized the steady progression of his career and films, culminating in his single most personally prescient production, ... More


General Foreman

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Curtiz settled in as a contract director at Warner Bros. The Warners bought out First National while continuing to grow into one of Hollywood’s major film studios. Under Jack Warner and Zanuck, ... More


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