An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928, Volume 3
Scribner, 1990 - Performing Arts - 395 pages
V. 1. The emergence of cinema : the American screen to 1907 / Charles Musser -- v. 2. The transformation of cinema, 1907-1915 / Eileen Bowser -- v. 3. An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928 / Richard Koszarski -- v. 4. The talkies : American cinema's transition to sound, 1926-1931 / Donald Crafton -- v. 5. Grand design : Hollywood as a modern business enterprise, 1930-1939 / Tino Balio -- v. 6. Boom and bust : the American cinema in the 1940s / Thomas Schatz -- v. 7. Transforming the screen, 1950-1959 / Peter Lev -- v. 8. The sixties, 1960-1969 / Paul Monaco -- v. 9. Lost illusions : American cinema in the shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979 / David A. Cook -- v. 10. A new pot of gold : Hollywood under the electronic rainbow, 1980-1989 / Stephen Prince.
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Swanson was alone at the top.68 Gloria Swanson began in films at the Essanay
studio in Chicago in 1914. Signed as a stock player at $13.25 per week, the
fifteen-year-old schoolgirl soon became a steady member of the company,
making up ...
That year, she broke with Paramount, rejecting a salary offer that, she later
claimed, topped $1 million.72 The establishment of Gloria Swanson Productions
proved to be an organizational nightmare. Without adequate fiscal or technical
Gloria Swanson, Swanson on Swanson (New York: Random House, 1980), pp.
24-43. 70. Fritzi Remont, "Diving into Drama," Motion Picture Magazine,
December 1918, p. 102. For plot summaries, see Richard Hudson and Raymond
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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
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