An evening's entertainment: the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928
The 10-volume, illustrated series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century right up to 1990. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade a
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Their boss, Carl Laemmle, was about to leave for the West Coast to open the
company's vast new studi0, to be called Universal City. Bundled up against the
chill air, Laemmle arrived at the terminal in the tonneau of a flashy touring car,
part of ...
But Laemmle was convinced the short-film market was too well established ever
to be abandoned.5 Of course, ... A few years later he would change his name to
Carl Laemmle, Jr. For his twenty-first birthday his father would put him in charge ...
Like Fox's operation, the studio run by Carl Laemmle was highly successful in
serving the needs of small exhibitors in the pre-1925 period. Westerns,
melodramas, and short comedies, spiced with an occasional prestige effort,
made the ...
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These are the initial three volumes in a projected ten-volume series, scheduled for completion in 1993, which explores American cinema through the 1980s. Musser, who teaches film studies at NYU and ... Read full review