The Hollywood studios: house style in the golden age of the movies

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A.A. Knopf, 1988 - Business & Economics - 387 pages
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In the Golden Age of Hollywood, each of the great studios was a world unto itself, generating movies with the distinctive sheen of that studio's style. This is a clever and informative look at the styles of the six major studios--and several independents--of the '30s and '40s. 62 black-and-white photographs.

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User Review  - David Fiore - Goodreads

This is a must-read experience for any old movie buff (I've probably been through it nearly a hundred times since I first picked it up when I was a kid - any time I encounter a movie from the 1930s ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Chuck Williamson - Goodreads

Far too conversational, digressive, and prone to misguided grousing. But it does provide a comprehensive, reader-friendly introduction to the studio system. Recommended only if you don't mind Mordden ... Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
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PARAMOUNT
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METROGOLD WYNM A
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Copyright

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About the author (1988)

Ethan Mordden has taught at Yale University and is the author of numerous books, including The American Theatre, A Guide to Orchestral Music, Broadway Babies, Opera in the Twentieth Century, and A Guide to Opera Recordings.