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Starting in Films

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/9780813134222.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the fall of 1910 Ince found himself in New York hunting for a job. He had $10 in his pocket, with $8 rent due on his Harlem apartment and now also he had not only a wife but also a child to ... More


Producing Hollywood’s Cold War

John Sbardellati

in J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450082
eISBN:
9780801464218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450082.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter details the relationship between the FBI and the Hollywood anti-Communist pressure group, the Motion Picture Alliance. Formed in early 1944, the MPA shared with the FBI the assumptions ... More


The Shape of Spectatorship: Art, Science, and Early Cinema in Germany

Scott Curtis

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231134033
eISBN:
9780231508636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231134033.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Scott Curtis draws our eye to the role of scientific, medical, educational, and aesthetic observation in shaping modern spectatorship. Focusing on the nontheatrical use of motion picture technology ... More


Projecting Unity

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff

in Black Culture and the New Deal: The Quest for Civil Rights in the Roosevelt Era

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833124
eISBN:
9781469604619
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899243_sklaroff.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter focuses on the issue of black characterizations in motion pictures, which became critical during the 1940s because government administrators understood that film was central to any ... More


Founding the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers

Donald G. Godfrey

in C. Francis Jenkins, Pioneer of Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038280
eISBN:
9780252096150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038280.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE), an organization founded by C. Francis Jenkins in 1916. The formation of the SMPTE (formerly Society of Motion ... More


The Prescient Failure

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/9780813134222.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

On June 18, 1915, the New York Times reported the plan of Harry E. Aitken, president of Mutual Film, to create a chain of theaters stretching across the country devoted to presenting movies at a ... More


The 1947 HUAC Trials

John Sbardellati

in J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450082
eISBN:
9780801464218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450082.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the 1947 HUAC hearings on Communist infiltration in Hollywood. Through these public hearings, HUAC, the Motion Picture Alliance, and the FBI achieved a transformation in the ... More


A Community of Engineers: Cooperation and Competition among East Coast Motion Picture Technology Manufacturers

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/9780190885588.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In the motion picture industry, large East Coast manufacturers such as Kodak, GE, DuPont, and Bausch & Lomb produced materials such as lights, film stock, and lenses for production. Beginning with a ... More


Blackface and Wigs: Men Take over Stunts

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Movies projected women’s “proper place”: they did not come to anyone’s rescue; they were wives and mothers. Stuntwomen’s work decreased. Labor unions and guilds were formed—the Screen Actors Guild, ... More


No Longer a Dirty Word: This Film Will Now Be Rated

William D. Romanowski

in Reforming Hollywood: How American Protestants Fought for Freedom at the Movies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195387841
eISBN:
9780199950188
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195387841.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter reveals the cooperative role that the Broadcasting and Film Commission and National Catholic Office for Motion Pictures played with the Motion Picture Association in launching an ... More


The Coalescence of a Countersubversive Network

John Sbardellati

in J. Edgar Hoover Goes to the Movies: The FBI and the Origins of Hollywood's Cold War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450082
eISBN:
9780801464218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450082.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter looks at the House Un-American Activities Committee. HUAC had shown occasional interest in Hollywood since its inception in 1938, but the committee largely neglected the film industry ... More


Experimental Viewing Protocols: Film Projection and the American Military

Haidee Wasson

in Cinema's Military Industrial Complex

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520291508
eISBN:
9780520965263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291508.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter, by Haidee Wasson, addresses the development and use of portable film projectors by the American military during World War II and after. It examines the close ties to the technological ... More


Heading West

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/9781501748189.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes how the once close relationship between the Wharton brothers irreparably broke. In late spring of 1919, after he and Ted parted ways, Leo Wharton left New York and headed ... More


Eclipsed Cinema: The Film Culture of Colonial Korea

Dong Hoon Kim

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474421805
eISBN:
9781474434782
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421805.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this ground-breaking investigation into the seldom-studied film culture of colonial Korea (1910-1945), Dong Hoon Kim brings new perspectives to the associations between colonialism, modernity, ... More


Inventing the Mazda Tests: Trade Collaboration and the First Scientific Endeavor in Hollywood

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/9780190885588.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The second part of the book begins with chapter 4, which explores the key events of 1927–1928, in which the motion picture industry began to bring together companies and workers from the East and ... More


Hollywood Strikes, the Right Strikes Back

Reynold Humphries

in Hollywood's Blacklists: A Political and Cultural History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748624553
eISBN:
9780748651153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624553.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the prolonged and violent strikes that shook Warner Brothers in 1945 and 1946, and the consequent right-wing backlash within the industry (and beyond). The House Committee on ... More


Deirdre, Johnny, and Jane

Terry Chester Shulman

in Film's First Family: The Untold Story of the Costellos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178097
eISBN:
9780813178127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178097.003.0023
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Vruwink’s sterility casts a pall on his marriage to Dolores, who desperately wants more children. For this and other reasons, she starts drinking heavily. Helene is offered permanent residence at the ... More


Using and Revealing Robert Rich

Larry Ceplair and Christopher Trumbo

in Dalton Trumbo: Blacklisted Hollywood Radical

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146805
eISBN:
9780813154770
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146805.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences joined the blacklist enterprise when its governors enacted a bylaw preventing blacklisted people from being nominated for Academy Awards, beginning ... More


The Other Library

Robert Sitton

in Lady in the Dark: Iris Barry and the Art of Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165785
eISBN:
9780231537148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.003.0030
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the development of a national film collection at the Library of Congress, a repository in which the outstanding films of each year could be collected and preserved for ... More


Hitchcock and the Censors

John Billheimer

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Motion Picture Production Code controlled the content and final cut on all films made and distributed in the US from 1934 to 1968. Code officials protected sensitive ears from the standard ... More


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