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The Hollywood Studios: House Style in the Golden Age of the Movies

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Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires, and each of the three great studios made its distinctive contribution. What combinations of talents and temperaments gave them each their signature styles? With breezy erudition and irrepressible enthusiasm, Mordden illuminates how the style of each studio was primarily dictated by the personality, philosophy, and attitudes of its presiding mogul—and how all these factors affected the work and careers of individual actors, directors, ...

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Overview

Hollywood in the years between 1929 and 1948 was a town of moviemaking empires, and each of the three great studios made its distinctive contribution. What combinations of talents and temperaments gave them each their signature styles? With breezy erudition and irrepressible enthusiasm, Mordden illuminates how the style of each studio was primarily dictated by the personality, philosophy, and attitudes of its presiding mogul—and how all these factors affected the work and careers of individual actors, directors, writers, and technicians, and the success of the studio in general.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441707406
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Format: CD
  • Edition description: Unabridged
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

ETHAN MORDDEN has written extensively for the New Yorker and the New York Times. Besides non-fiction on theatre, music, and film, he is the author of the Buddies cycle of short stories. The stories, adapted for the stage by Scott Edward Smith as Buddies, played an engagement at the Celebration Theater in Los Angeles. His most recent novel is The Jewcatcher, a savage black-comic fantasy on life in Nazi Germany.

Barrett Whitener has been narrating audiobooks since 1992. His recordings have won several awards, including the Audio Publishers Association's Audie® and four Earphones Awards. AudioFile magazine has cited him as among "The Best Voices of the Century." He lives in Washington, D.C.

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