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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Mayer and Thalberg years. By the end of the silent period, Schenck had to
content himself with a tentative expansion into exhibition by acquiring first-run
houses for United Artists in a handful of key cities and reconstructing their
In fact, to run the new studio Loew acquired what was known as "the Mayer group
," which included not only Mayer but attorney J. Robert Rubin and production
head Irving Thalberg, who had been working for Mayer since February 1923.
Now at MGM, he ran afoul of the powerful Louis B. Mayer, who threatened to
blacklist him in the industry.57 A financial success with The Merry Widow
temporarily reestablished him in Hollywood, but cost overruns on The Wedding
March and ...
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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