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The Teen Years of Cinema

Keith Withall

in Studying Early and Silent Cinema

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733704
eISBN:
9781800342095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733704.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates the teen years of cinema, which roughly corresponds to World War I, 1914–1918. Many of the changes were under way before the war and only reached full development afterwards. ... More


Introduction

Harlow Robinson

in Lewis Milestone: Life and Films

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178332
eISBN:
9780813178349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178332.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The introduction explores reasons for the relative scholarly neglect of Lewis Milestone and his films: his diverse body of work, his troubles during the Blacklist period, the serious nature of most ... More


Nathanael West and the Hollywood Novel

in Cinematic Fictions: The Impact of the Cinema on the American Novel up to World War II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312120
eISBN:
9781846315190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315190.014
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Hollywood novel emerged in 1912, on the heels of the rising Hollywood film industry. The Hollywood novel was a broad category that included romance, satire, and crime fiction, and revolved around ... 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


Introduction: The Equal Right to Be the Best

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/9780190840822.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Traditional histories of studio-era Hollywood contend that the film industry offered little more than acting and secretarial jobs to women; however, industry trade papers and syndicated press of the ... More


Valentino’s Lesbianism: Stardom, Spectatorship, and Queer Recognition

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter considers the terms by which Rudolph Valentino’s historical female spectatorship is shaped by both identifications with and desires for the feminized star. These entangled spectatorial ... More


Introduction

Luci Marzola

in Engineering Hollywood: Technology, Technicians, and the Science of Building the Studio System

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780190885588
eISBN:
9780190885625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190885588.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

While the early years of Hollywood are usually seen in light of legendary figures such as Adolph Zukor, it is the engineers, technicians, and bureaucrats who supported the system that were ... More


Organisation Women and Belle Rebels: Hollywood’s Working Women in the 1930s

J. E. Smyth

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/9780748699926.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This shows how Hollywood was more effective than any other institution in America in challenging gender roles and portraying a positive image of working women both on and off screen. It reviews the ... 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


Nobody's Girl Friday: The Women Who Ran Hollywood

J. E. Smyth

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190840822
eISBN:
9780190840853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190840822.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Looking back on her career in 1977, Bette Davis remembered with pride, “Women owned Hollywood for twenty years.” She had a point. During the 1930s and 1940s, the press claimed Hollywood was a ... More


Cary Grant, the Making of a Hollywood Legend

Mark Glancy

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780190053130
eISBN:
9780190053161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190053130.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Archie Leach was a poorly educated, working-class boy from a troubled family living in the backstreets of Bristol. Cary Grant was Hollywood’s most debonair film star—the embodiment of worldly ... More


Institutions and Authors

Sean Redmond

in Blade Runner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781911325093
eISBN:
9781800342200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781911325093.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Ridley Scott's Blade Runner as a textbook case of how the contemporary Hollywood studio system works or rather fails to work properly. It explores Blade Runner as a case study ... More


Falling Star

Steven C. Smith

in Music by Max Steiner: The Epic Life of Hollywood's Most Influential Composer

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190623272
eISBN:
9780190623302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190623272.003.0023
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter dissects the demise of the Hollywood studio system, caused by several factors including the incursion of television. Warner Bros.’ legendary music department became, to quote Steiner, “a ... More


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