Entertainment Industry: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2012 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
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"Entertainment Industry: A Reference Handbook" casts the spotlight on the evolution of the entertainment industry over the entire span of the 20th century, covering everything from vaudeville to radio and from sports to television and movies. It explores how the entertainment industry stands apart from other high-dollar, big-business enterprises with regard to how its economy is sustained, and it serves as a handy source for more in-depth information that general readers will find fascinating.

An extensive annotated bibliography guides reader through their research, while a historical overview of the economics of the industry, a series of short biographies of the impact makers in the industry, and sources of more current information makes this work essential reading for anyone seeking comprehensive and specific information about the entertainment industry.

 

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Contents

1 Background and History
1
2 Problems and Solutions
45
3 Entertainment around the World
73
4 Chronology
87
5 Biographical Sketches
111
6 Data and Documents
141
7 Directory of Organizations
183
8 Resources
229
Glossary
275
Index
277
About the Author
289
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About the author (2012)

Michael J. Haupert is professor of economics at University of Wiscosin, La Crosse. His published works include Greenwood's The Entertainment Industry.

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