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weavers of dreams, unite! Holmes_Weavers text.indd 1 12/7/12 8:28 AM Holmes_Weavers text.indd 2 12/7/12 8:28 AM Weavers of Dreams, Unite! Actors’ Unionism in Early Twentieth-Century America Sean P. Holmes University of Illinois Press Urbana, Chicago, and Springfield Holmes_Weavers text.indd 3 12/7/12 8:28 AM © 2013 by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois All rights reserved Manufactured in the United States of America c 5 4 3 2 1 ∞ This book is printed on acid-free paper. Portions of chapter 3 originally appeared as “All the World’s A Stage: The Actor’s Strike of 1919” in Journal of American History 91 (March 2005): 1291–1313, and are reprinted in revised form with permission of Oxford University Press. Portions of chapter 6 originally appeared in “And the Villain Still Pursued Her! The Actors’ Equity Association in Hollywood, 1919–1929” in Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television 25 (March 2005): 27–50; excerpts reprinted with permission of Taylor & Francis. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Holmes, Sean P. Weavers of dreams, unite! : actor’s unionism in early twentieth-century America / Sean P. Holmes. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-252-03748-1 (hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 978-0-252-09468-2 (e-book) 1. Actors—Labor unions—United States—History—20th century. 2. Actors’ Equity Association—History. 3. Theater—United States—History—20th century. I. Title. PN2016.H66   2013 331.88'11791430280973—dc23   2012028166 Holmes_Weavers text.indd 4 12/7/12 8:28 AM For Alicia Brooke Robinson with love Holmes_Weavers text.indd 5 12/7/12 8:28 AM Holmes_Weavers text.indd 6 12/7/12 8:28 AM ...


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