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On with the Dance 1920

Michael G. Ankerich

in Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813136905
eISBN:
9780813141381
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136905.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, focus is give to Mae Murray’s screen image and her determination to shed her frocks for furs and negligees. The Leonards move into the luxurious Hotel Des Artistes and entertain ... More


Dear Old Zieggy and Company

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/9780813160887.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter gives a wide-ranging view of Ziegfeld as both a beloved boss and a traitorous one. The close-knit family of Ziegfeld stars, including Eddie Cantor, Fanny Brice, Will Rogers, W. C. ... More


Welcome, Will Hays!: Film Industry Scandal and the Rise of the Hollywood Novel

Justin Gautreau

in The Last Word: The Hollywood Novel and the Studio System

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780190944551
eISBN:
9780190944599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190944551.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter argues that the Hollywood novel became an increasingly politicized endeavor following the industry scandals of the early 1920s. While some insiders wrote novels as propaganda to defend ... More


Lively Productions

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/9780813160887.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Critics complain that Ziegfeld has begun to imitate himself in his shows, and this chapter tells how he pulls the Follies out of their rut. He joins the rooftop entertainment craze by transforming ... More


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