The Hollywood Story

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Wallflower Press, 2003 - Performing Arts - 419 pages
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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 Story comprehensively 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.

Praise for the first edition:

'The Hollywood Story is a must for the movie buff... Never has so much information been compiled into one, easy to read, accessible volume.'

Bob Dorian, American Movie Classics

'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.

The Economist

  

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This compendium of Hollywood studio facts, figures and anecdotes seems fairly accurate and is a decent starting point for film researchers and historians. While not necessarily a page turner, I do find myself relying on this Almanac style text when I need to get started researching a particular topic.  

Contents

PART ONE THE HOLLYWOOD MOVlE lNDUSTRY l l
13
Movies and Finance
36
Hollywood Moviemakers
51
Honours and Awards
65
PART TWO THE MAJOR HOLLYWOOD STUD1OS
79
Fox
109
MGM
140
Paramount
173
United Artists
232
Universal
256
Warner Bros
283
Disney
317
PART THREE THE FACTS AND F1GURES
335
Box Office Hits
356
Bibliography
383
Copyright

RKO
209

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About the author (2003)

Yoram Allon is editorial director of Wallflower Press.

Del Cullen is chief editor of Wallflower Press and is a novelist and screenwriter.

Hannah Patterson is project manager of the Critical Guides and a freelance film critic.

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