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The Cinematerpsichorean

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/9780813126432.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In September 1832, Buzz moved to Warner Brothers. The filming of 42nd Street went well for Buzz. Later, he fell in love and married a petite redhead with a sunny smile named Merna Kennedy. However, ... More


Seventy-Five Watusi Witch Doctors

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/9780199754298.003.0011
Subject:
Music, Dance, Popular

Hermes Pan was hired by Twentieth Century-Fox to stage Cleopatra’s monumental procession into Rome for the film Cleopatra starring Elizabeth Taylor. Finishing business at Choreo Enterprises, Inc., a ... More


The Cancerous Tire

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/9780813126432.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes a car accident involving Buzz Berkeley, when his convertible car blew a front tire on the Roosevelt Highway near the Santa Monica Canyon. This led to the deaths of Ada von ... More


Desperation

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/9780813178097.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Costellos slide back into poverty after Maurice parts ways with Vitagraph. They literally starve in the Bayside mansion as film work dries up completely and Maurice goes off on his own to pawn ... 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


Art and Audacity

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/9780813126432.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Buzz decided to take an ambitious cross-country automobile trip with his mother. They would end up in New York, see old friends and colleagues, and take in a Broadway show or two. In April, Claire ... More


Television, Horror and Everyday Life in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Eric Freedman

in The Contemporary Television Series

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619009
eISBN:
9780748671168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619009.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Contemporary Hollywood horror is frequently marked by its spatial relocation to the American landscape and its temporal relocation to the present and also focused on the ‘other’ within the nuclear ... More


Sergeant York

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0020
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the creation of the film Sergeant York, which was originally entrusted to Hawks by Hal Wallis, Warner Brothers’ head of production. Jesse Lasky was the producer, Johnny Huston ... More


Gone with the Plague: Jezebel (1938)

Gabriel Miller

in William Wyler: The Life and Films of Hollywood's Most Celebrated Director

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813142098
eISBN:
9780813142371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142098.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter details the production history of Jezebel, Wyler's first film for Warner Brothers and, most importantly, his first collaboration with Bette Davis — with whom he had an affair, and who ... More


Air Force

Joseph McBride

in Hawks on Hawks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813142623
eISBN:
9780813145242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813142623.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Hawks talks about the production of Air Force, a Warner Brothers film. He describes how Major General Henry H. Arnold requested that he make the film, the efforts to make the film look authentic, and ... More


Playing the Studio Game and Organizing Guilds

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/9780813146805.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Trumbo secured a job as a script reader at Warner Bros., which he planned to use as a steppingstone to becoming a screenwriter. He helped organize the Readers and Writers Guild and was blacklisted ... More


Chapter Eleven

Patrick McGilligan

in George Cukor: A Double Life

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680382
eISBN:
9781452948843
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680382.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses some of the films made by George Cukor at the end of the Golden Age, including My Fair Lady (1964), for which Cukor won an Academy Award as best director. My Fair Lady was ... More


The “Magic Bullet”: Hollywood, Washington, and the Moviegoing Public

M. Todd Bennett

in One World, Big Screen: Hollywood, the Allies, and World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835746
eISBN:
9781469601465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807837467_bennett.6
Subject:
History, World Modern History

The Warner Brothers film Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940) is the story of the real-life Nobel Prize-winning German physician who discovered a cure for syphilis. His remedy involved a pharmacological ... More


My Beer is A Shame

Gary A. Rosen

in Unfair to Genius: The Strange and Litigious Career of Ira B. Arnstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199733484
eISBN:
9780190259891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199733484.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter continues the discussion of the MultiSuit filed by Arnstein against the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). It details how the focus of the MultiSuit shifted ... More


William Faulkner: Perspective Experiments

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/UPO9781846315190.007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines the works of William Faulkner, who initially used quasi-cinematic methods to represent the processes of perception, but whose novels, by the 1930s, made increasing references to ... More


A Writer of Revolutionary Potential: Chester Himes and Black Noir

Brian Dolinar

in The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032691
eISBN:
9781617032707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter looks at Chester Himes, who started publishing short stories while in prison. After his release in 1936, however, it became apparent that short story writing was not enough to make a ... More


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