Movies at Home: How Hollywood Came to Television

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McFarland, Jan 1, 1999 - Performing Arts - 257 pages
The relationship of Hollywood and television, initially turbulent, has ultimately been profitable from the first sally in what was expected to be a war of attrition, up through the soliciting of movies by major networks, independent stations, basic cable networks, premium cable channels, pay-per-view systems and even the corner video store.
When their initial efforts to acquire ownership interests in television outlets were thwarted, Hollywood's major movie studios determined to withhold from the tube not only their films but also their actors, no doubt in hopes of making the rival medium appear a weak substitute for cinema. With ticket sales shrinking and television set purchases booming, the studios, erasing their last contemptuously drawn line in the sand, grudgingly released their films to television--and made a fortune.
 

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Contents

Preface
1
Hollywood Launches Its Assets 1940s1955
21
TV Surrenders 5000 Times a Week 19561961
45
Television Defends Its Honor 19561961
63
Hollywood Goes Primetime on the Networks 19611975
79
The MadeforTV Movie 19611975
105
Cut Colorized Panned and Scanned 19761998
123
Movies from the Sky or the Corner Store 19761998
159
Notes
201
Bibliography
229
Index
251
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