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. “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


. “I’m from Hollywood”

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/9781604738384.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts Capra’s life after being discharged from the army on December 13, 1918. Capra found his first verifiable full-time job in the movies in 1919, at the Christie Film Company, a ... More


Chapter Fourteen

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0015
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Gilbert's MGM contract ends in 1933, but he is unexpectedly rehired to co-star with Greta Garbo in Queen Christina. Filming is traumatic, and his fights with Louis B. Mayer increase. The film is a ... More


Jills of All Trades

J. E. Smyth

in Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The most significant shift in the wartime and postwar history of the Hollywood producer was the rise of women. Joan Harrison and Virginia Van Upp are best known, but little has been written about the ... More


Chapter 19

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/9780190053130.003.0020
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

By 1943, Cary Grant was eager to escape from the contract he had signed six years earlier with Columbia Pictures. It was a non-exclusive contract, but studio boss Harry Cohn exercised an options ... More


Madam President

J. E. Smyth

in Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Mary C. McCall Jr. was the Screen Writers Guild’s most valuable asset from its earliest days through the blacklist. Eventually, she would publicly sacrifice her career in Hollywood defending the ... More


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