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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These figures reflect a relatively brief period when Broadway headliners were
able to command salaries five times those of reliable film favorites such as
William S. Hart. More typical of the era were weekly salary statistics offered by
Hampton, who was a key figure in the 1915 negotiations among Zukor,
Hodkinson, and Pickford, devotes an entire chapter of A History of the Movies to "
The Pickford Revolution." He argues that the increasing salary demands of
Pickford (and ...
Not only was Gish earning a fabulous salary, but she was exercising the sort of
control over her pictures that the studio preferred to reserve for itself. At one point,
Louis B. Mayer asked her to sign, without legal consultation, a release that would
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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