The Hollywood Story: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the American Movie Business But Didn't Know Where to Look / Edition 1

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Overview

This fully revised and updated edition of an award-winning classic traces the history of Hollywood from the silent era to the present day. The Hollywood Storycomprehensively covers every aspect of movie-making in America, taking in nickelodeans, drive-ins and multiplexes; the transition from silent to sound, black and white to color; the relationships of producers, directors, stars and technicians; and the function and output of the studios - their major hits and most expensive flops.

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Editorial Reviews

The Economist

A book that more than lives up to its claims.... For all those unable to store sixty years of Variety under the bed, Mr. Finler has performed an invaluable service. (of the first edition)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781903364666
  • Publisher: Wallflower Press
  • Publication date: 11/5/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 428
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Joel W. Finler is the author of numerous books about cinema including The Movie Directors Story and All Time Movie Favourites and several on directors such as Alfred Hitchcock. He is also a picture archivist.

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart One. The Hollywood Movie Industry Hollywood and the Silver ScreenFrom One-reelers to CinemaScopeMovies and FinanceHollywood Movie-makersHonours and AwardsPart Two. The Major Studios ColumbiaFoxMGMParamountRKOUnited ArtistsUniversalWarner Bros.DisneyPart Three. Facts and Figures Leading Creative PersonnelBox Office HitsGeneral Statistics

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