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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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.
It was generally accepted that the West Coast studios were producing 125 reels
of film per week in 1915, including everything from split-reel comedies to The
Birth of a Nation. Knowledgeable estimates put this figure at between 62.5 and
The award for "outstanding motion picture production" was clearly intended to
honor the craft of producing, the domain of one of the Academy's five component
branches, while that for "artistic, worthy and original production" suggests 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
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