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Hollywood, Revued

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/9780195377347.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Another distinctive trend was the all-star revue film, as produced by most of the major studios. Each would serve as a guidepost to its company's reigning aesthetic as it addressed the new world of ... More


Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle

James Phillips

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190915247
eISBN:
9780190915278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915247.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

James Phillips’s Sternberg and Dietrich: The Phenomenology of Spectacle reappraises the cinematic collaboration between the Austrian-American filmmaker Josef von Sternberg (1894–1969) and the ... More


Hitchcock in Ascendance

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0025
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes Hitchcock’s working relationships during his most productive years as a director. Under terms negotiated by his agent, Lew Wasserman, ownership of the films he directed for ... More


The Decline of the Code

John Billheimer

in Hitchcock and the Censors

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177427
eISBN:
9780813177441
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177427.003.0039
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the decline of the Production Code and its replacement by the current rating system. Two Supreme Court rulings contributed to the end of the Production Code. In 1948, the court ... More


Professional Winners and Professional Losers

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Furie is hired by the new regime at Paramount and takes Brad Dexter along with him. There, they form Furie Productions and are handed “The Sam Sheppard Murder Trial” as their first film project. ... More


Idol Worship in Jazz: Lady Sings the Blues and Hit!

Daniel Kremer

in Sidney J. Furie: Life and Films

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165967
eISBN:
9780813166742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165967.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

As a reward for delivering Little Fauss and Big Halsy under budget and under schedule, producer Albert S. Ruddy is selected to adapt The Godfather. Ruddy chooses Furie as his director, but pressures ... More


Television: More Stunt Work—If You Can Get It

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/9780813166223.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During this period, congressional hearings were held about communist influences in Hollywood, studios lost control of theater chains (the Paramount Decree), and they lost some of their audiences to ... More


Chica Chica Boom Chic

John Franceschina

in Hermes Pan: The Man Who Danced with Fred Astaire

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199754298
eISBN:
9780199949878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754298.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

After leaving RKO Hermes Pan joins Fred Astaire at Paramount to choreograph Second Chorus and Danny Dare at Republic Pictures to choreograph Hit Parade of 1941 before signing with Twentieth ... More


A ‘delirium tremens’: Italian-language film versions and early dubbings by Paramount, MGM, and Fox (1930–3)

Carla Mereu Keating

in The Translation of Films, 1900-1950

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780197266434
eISBN:
9780191884191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266434.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter sheds new light on the strategies that Paramount, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Fox developed in the early 1930s to target the Italian-speaking market. It documents how the Italian ... More


A Fresh Start

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/9780813134222.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

On June 26, 1917, Ince signed a distribution contract with Paramount that stipulated he was to produce one to four “special features,” at least 6,000 feet in length and at least four months apart, ... More


Disintegrating: An Epilogue

Ronny Regev

in Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity into Labor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469636504
eISBN:
9781469636771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636504.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The final chapter follows the decline of the studio system. Toward the late 1940s, political and economic factors such as the rise of television and changes in the tax code, pushed film production ... More


African American Blues and the Phonograph: From Race Records to Rhythm and Blues

William Howland Kenney

in Recorded Music in American Life: The Phonograph and Popular Memory, 1890-1945

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195171778
eISBN:
9780199849789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171778.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

Commercial recordings of music made by African Americans, discs designed by record companies to sell to African Americans, finally emerged in the 1920s as a further extension of earlier ethnic music ... More


The Ascent of Paramount

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0012
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Adeline “Ad” Schulberg was an admirer of von Sternberg's career. She was the wife of B.P. Schulberg, West Coast production head of Famous Players. She had lobbyied her husband to hire von Sternberg ... More


The Woman All Women Want to See

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Marlene Dietrich's arrival in New York had elements of farce. She chose not to remember that she was not simply an hour late but an entire day late, and her wardrobe was not the only problem. ... More


The End of the Affair

John Baxter

in Von Sternberg

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126012
eISBN:
9780813135601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126012.003.0024
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The failure of The Scarlet Empress was as damaging to von Sternberg's career as had been the shelving of A Woman of the Sea. This, combined with his growing estrangement from Dietrich, further eroded ... More


A Cyclopean Vision

Jeffrey Spivak

in Buzz: The Life and Art of Busby Berkeley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813126432
eISBN:
9780813135663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813126432.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Though Whoopee! was regarded as a success upon its release, musical films in general were suffering a steep decline in interest. Buzz went to Paramount. Gertrude was unconvinced that her son's ... More


Hollywood Bound

Frederick Nolan

in Lorenz Hart: A Poet on Broadway

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195102895
eISBN:
9780199853212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195102895.003.0021
Subject:
Music, Popular

In November 1930, in association with Max Dreyfus, Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart announced the formation of a new music publishing house, its name a melding of theirs: Rodart Music Publishing ... More


That's the Broadway Melody

Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson

in The Songs of Hollywood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337082
eISBN:
9780199852789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337082.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

In January of 1929, Paramount released its first all-talking picture, and in March Fox announced its decision to produce films. MGM was one of the last to produce sound films, not even making ... More


Thanks for the Memory

Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson

in The Songs of Hollywood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337082
eISBN:
9780199852789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337082.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

The 1930s was the decade when the most films were produced. In 1937 there were more than 500 feature films, and in 1938 there were 80 million movie admissions every week. Radio had begun broadcasting ... More


Over the Rainbow

Philip Furia and Laurie Patterson

in The Songs of Hollywood

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195337082
eISBN:
9780199852789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337082.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

MGM had created and presented songs imaginatively and lavishly. Arthur Freed, a lyricist and producer, had brought a songwriter's understanding to how song should be presented in film. Freed imparted ... More


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