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A Changing of the Guard

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/9780195387841.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter probes dynamics and conflicts between the church film agencies and movie industry over the effectiveness of the rating system during the 1970s. Amidst public outrage over several ... More


Mobsters and Movie Stars: Crime, Punishment, and Hollywood Celebrity

Jon Lewis

in Hard-Boiled Hollywood: Crime and Punishment in Postwar Los Angeles

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520284319
eISBN:
9780520959910
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284319.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In postwar Hollywood, mobsters, moguls, and movie stars commingled frequently and often carelessly. Professional encounters were commonplace given the mob’s involvement in the organization of the ... More


A SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Despite the excitement of a new love affair and the professional heights he achieved, Mencken remained depressed over the loss of his mother and was unable to work. To revive his optimism, Mencken ... More


The Movies

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the history of the movie industry in Los Angeles. California had been claimed by the movies in the autumn of 1908 when Francis Boggs, star of the stage melodrama, Why Girls ... More


“Fantasy Heritage”: Tracking Latina Bloodlines

Rosa Linda Fregoso

in meXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the Borderlands

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229976
eISBN:
9780520937284
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229976.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the concept of the “fantasy heritage” and traces the different Latinas in the movie industry. It includes descriptions of the early silent film stars and shows how the ... More


Bertolt Brecht’s California Poetry: Mimesis or Modernism?

Ehrhard Bahr

in Weimar on the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251281
eISBN:
9780520933804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251281.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

It was Bertolt Brecht who gave Los Angeles a bad name in German literature. Even critics who are not familiar with the original German verse love to cite Brecht's scathing poem comparing Los Angeles ... More


Hollywood and the American Novel

Patrick Jagoda

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 6: The American Novel 1879-1940

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385342
eISBN:
9780190252779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385342.003.0031
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter examines the relationship between Hollywood and the American novel during the interwar period. After providing a background on the expansion of Hollywood as a major cultural industry and ... More


Los Angeles

Nick Dawson

in Being Hal Ashby: Life of a Hollywood Rebel

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125381
eISBN:
9780813135267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125381.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the challenges faced by Hal Ashby in “making a fresh start” in Los Angeles, California. For a few months, Ashby drifted around, doing jobs here and there, and reading whenever ... More


Going Independent

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/9781501748189.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter recounts Ted Wharton's preparations for his new Wharton studio after cutting his ties to Essanay. The Ithaca Men's Business Association, acting on behalf of the Industrial Commission, ... More


Chapter Ten

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/9780816680382.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses some of the events that threatened the very existence of the once-powerful Hollywood movie studios during the 1950s, including the competition of television, the divestiture of ... More


Coup d'état, 1964–1967

James Edward Miller

in The United States and the Making of Modern Greece: History and Power, 1950-1974

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832479
eISBN:
9781469606002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887943_miller.11
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the Athens French ambassador's analysis of the “American presence in Greece” for his superiors in Paris. By announcing that it would terminate all its grant-aid programs, the ... More


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