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Just Imagine

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Popular

Led by the smash hit of Fox's Sunny Side Up, starring Janet Gaynor, original musicals fared well in the early sound era. Such originals as Marianne tended to be more cinematic than the stage ... More


Introduction: Sensationalism and the Rise of Visual Journalism

Amanda Frisken

in Graphic News: How Sensational Images Transformed Nineteenth-Century Journalism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042980
eISBN:
9780252051838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042980.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Introduction questions the legendary origin story for sensational journalism: in the late 1890s, competition between William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer degraded serious journalism into ... More


The Friction That We Name Grief

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0010
Subject:
History, Cultural History

By the spring of 1887, even though he had contempt for journalism as a profession, Ambrose Bierce had already been writing for two decades. He started his writing as an apprentice with Californian, ... More


What a Thing It Is to Be a Ghost

Roy Morris, Jr.

in Ambrose Bierce: Alone in Bad Company

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195126280
eISBN:
9780199854165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195126280.003.0011
Subject:
History, Cultural History

William Randolph Hearst came to rescue Ambrose Bierce in early 1896, when he was holed up in Oakland alone and depressed. He gave him a new target on which to focus his flagging energies: Collis P. ... More


Exploiting Elaine

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the serial The Exploits of Elaine (1914). The fictional Elaine Dodge, an enterprising young woman who dedicates herself to solving the mystery of her father's death at the ... More


Extending Elaine

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details how, given The Exploits of Elaine's enormous appeal, plans for an extension, or “extender,” began even as the original serial was still in production. Indeed, the opening episode ... More


Asking Beatrice

Barbara Tepa Lupack

in Silent Serial Sensations: The Wharton Brothers and the Magic of Early Cinema

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781501748189
eISBN:
9781501748202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748189.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts how, soon after completing The Mysteries of Myra, the Wharton brothers undertook a new production, Beatrice Fairfax (1916). This serial was financed once again by William ... More


Days and Nights of Love and War: In which the massacre of the Symbionese Liberation Army in Compton indirectly prompts Rita and Therese to take a vacation

Daniel Burton-Rose

in Guerrilla USA: The George Jackson Brigade and the Anticapitalist Underground of the 1970s

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264281
eISBN:
9780520936485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264281.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

On May 17, 1974, the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) was incinerated in Compton, Los Angeles, California. Four hundred and ten officers of the law poured over 5,000 rounds of ammunition and 83 tear ... More


Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Christine Leteux

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the early days of cinema, a forgotten master played a major part in the development of feature film and literary adaptation. In France, Albert Capellani directed for Pathé the first versions of ... More


Albert Capellani Productions, Inc.

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Following a disagreement with Metro about production costs, Capellani left the company for good in spite of the huge success of The Red Lantern. He decided to become an independent producer himself. ... More


Cosmopolitan Productions

Christine Leteux

in Albert Capellani: Pioneer of the Silent Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166438
eISBN:
9780813166728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166438.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Capellani made four films for Cosmopolitan, including The Young Diana (1922), with Hearst’s mistress Marion Davies. His last years in America were difficult, and Capellani was no doubt thinking of ... More


Eugene Days

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts enrols at University of Oregon and quickly engages with the Eugene Gay People’s Alliance. Early attempts to start a gay liberation movement among Oregon students, including the university’s ... More


Cinema, McKinley at Home, and the 1896 Election

Charles Musser

in Politicking and Emergent Media: US Presidential Elections of the 1890s

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520292727
eISBN:
9780520966123
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292727.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The 1896 elections, coming after a long period of economic distress, produced a political realignment and mobilized various new media forms for politicking purposes. Many traditionally Democratic ... More


Introduction

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/9780813134222.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This introductory chapter begins with details surrounding Thomas Ince's death at the height of his career on November 19, 1924, which sparked a flurry of misinformation that continues to the present. ... More


Schrader’s Women: Cat People and Patty Hearst

Brian Brems

in ReFocus: The Films of Paul Schrader

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781474462037
eISBN:
9781474490696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474462037.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Paul Schrader’s connection with director Robert Bresson is often explored through his male characters, the ‘man in his room’ of Light Sleeper and American Gigolo, but Taxi Driver before them and ... More


From the “Boss” to the “Chief”: Cobb at the Pinnacle of His Career

William E. Ellis

in Irvin S. Cobb: The Rise and Fall of an American Humorist

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173986
eISBN:
9780813174792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173986.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

After his career move from the Saturday Evening Post to Cosmopolitan magazine, owned by William Randolph Hearst, Cobb continued to win awards for his brilliant storytelling. - A man who took great ... More


The Touristic Attitude: Acceding to the Imaginary

Dean MacCannell

in The Ethics of Sightseeing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520257825
eISBN:
9780520948655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257825.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter considers the new understanding of the touristic attitude. Dealing with the touristic attitude, there are always prior matters of fact that must be attended to. It is questioned how ... More


Hearst, Sather, Flood

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter introduces Phoebe Hearst, Jane Sather, and Cora Flood, the three women who were also the university's greatest benefactors about the same time as Alexander. It highlights several ... More


Vacations from Reality

Cynthia Brideson and Sara Brideson

in Ziegfeld and His Follies: A Biography of Broadway's Greatest Producer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813160887
eISBN:
9780813165530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160887.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Ziegfeld escapes to his Canadian getaway, showing that he is an outdoorsman at heart. While vacationing at his camp, Ziegfeld displays another side to his personality that is much warmer and more ... More


The Gilded Age from the Other Side of the Tracks: Hogan’s Alley

Robert L. Gambone

in Life on the Press: The Popular Art and Illustrations of George Benjamin Luks

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732221
eISBN:
9781604734799
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732221.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter talks about George Luks securing work at Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World, wherein five and a half months later he would illustrate the paper’s most popular comic strip, Hogan’s Alley. ... More


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