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The Studio Mouthpiece

Anthony Slide

in Inside the Hollywood Fan Magazine: A History of Star Makers, Fabricators, and Gossip Mongers

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734133
eISBN:
9781621034322
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734133.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the symbiotic relationship between fan magazines and movie studios. By the late 1920s and the 1930s, contract players, both stars and featured performers, were interviewed by ... More


Conclusion: ‘Hollywood’ Now

Barry Langford

in Post-Classical Hollywood: Film Industry, Style and Ideology since 1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638574
eISBN:
9780748671076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638574.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The identification of the American commercial film industry with ‘Hollywood’ has always been a convenient shorthand masking a complex network of institutions, practices and conventions. That network ... More


Introduction: The Backstudio Picture

Steven Cohan

in Hollywood by Hollywood: The Backstudio Picture and the Mystique of Making Movies

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190865788
eISBN:
9780190865818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190865788.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction provides the theoretical argument of the book. It explains why the backstudio picture is not a cycle but a genre in its own right, and how the genre depicts Hollywood as a geographic ... 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


Introduction To Part III

Barry Langford

in Post-Classical Hollywood: Film Industry, Style and Ideology since 1945

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638574
eISBN:
9780748671076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638574.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In the late summer of 1985, one of the biggest hits of the previous year, Joe Dante's horror-comedy Gremlins (Warner Brothers, 1984), was given a limited re-release in markets including Columbus, ... More


Lumière, Méliès, Pathé and Gaumont: French filmmaking in the suburbs, 1896–1920

Roland-François Lack

in Screening the Paris suburbs: From the silent era to the 1990s

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526106858
eISBN:
9781526135995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526106858.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The siting of early movie studios outside the gates of Paris had direct consequences for the promotion of the suburban landscape as an object of visual interest rich with narrative potential. ... More


Colonel William Selig

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of Colonel William Selig in the development of Chicago's film industry. Selig was one of the most successful, and colorful, motion-picture pioneers of the 1890s and ... More


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