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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Some historians, especially Benjamin Hampton, have claimed that the essential
concept of United Artists was actually brought to Abrams by a young associate of
his at Paramount, B. P. Schulberg, to whom he agreed to give half of his share if ...
United Artists members also needed to raise production money in advance, and
they attempted, with little initial success, to get it from the theater owners
themselves. Fearing a possible takeover attempt, the four partners refused to go
794; Tino Balio, United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars (Madison:
University of Wisconsin Press, 1976), pp. 3-5; Charles Chaplin, My
Autobiography (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1964), pp. 221-222; Mary
Pickford, Sunshine 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
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