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Index Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences , 159; and Equity shop campaign in Hollywood, 161–62, 164, 166–67, 172; membership policy, 159; and pay-cut controversy in Hollywood, 159–60 actors and actresses. See screen actors and actresses; stage actors and actresses Actors’ Dinner Club, 174 Actors’ Equity Association (AEA): administrative structure, 52, 102; and the “booze question,” 122–32, 134–35; campaign to raise status of acting as an occupation, 32, 34, 57, 103, 119–40; debate over affiliation with AFL, 42–57; dominant position within AAAA, 102; factionalism within, 92–94; and the Federal Theatre Project, 177; founding of, 11–12; in Hollywood, 142, 150, 156–72; and immorality on the stage, 136–38; membership policy, 39, 62, 66–67; relations with other trade unions, 48–51, 79, 81, 95, 169–70; and sexual transgression, 132–40 Actors’ Fidelity League, 80, 81, 91–92, 96, 100, 101 Actors’ Forum, 176–77 Actors’ Fund of America, 19, 99, 103, 174 Actors’ Society of America, 32 actors’ strike, 8, 87, 95, 100, 101, 118, 160, 168, 175, 178; attitude of police towards, 69–70, 71; opposition to within acting community, 60–61; and organized crime, 75–76; picketing, 69–72, 73–74; press coverage, 58, 60, 62–63, 74, 77, 81; public support for, 74–76; settlement, 82–82; support of other unions for, 59, 79, 81, 82; support of stars for, 65–66; wider significance, 84–86 Adams, Maude, 20, 143 agitprop, 175 Albee, Edward F., 31, 64, 122 Aldrich, Louis, 32 Aldridge, Ira, 22 all-black theater companies, 23, 39 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America (ACWA), 88 American Arbitration Service, 116 American Federation of Labor (AFL), 7, 8, 34, 60, 69, 81, 89, 102, 107, 109, 164, 175; AEA’s decision to affiliate with, 42– 57; support for Equity shop campaign in Hollywood, 169 American Federation of Musicians (AFM), 79, 169 American Federation of Radio Artists, 177 American Guild of Musical Artists, 177 American Legion Stadium, Hollywood, 166, 167, 170 American Magazine, 29 “American Plan,” 91 Anderson, Maxwell, 100 Anglin, Margaret, 38; resignation from Actors ’ Fidelity League, 100 anti-Semitism, 30, 90, 121 anti-theatrical prejudice, 1, 119, 121 arbitration, 51, 55, 97, 114–16 Holmes_Weavers text.indd 213 12/7/12 8:29 AM 214 index Arbuckle, Roscoe “Fatty,” 113 Arch Street Theatre, Philadelphia, 32 Arden, Edwin, 43 Arliss, George, 63, 166; on the impact of the movies on the theater industry, 149–50; on screen acting, 146–47, 148 Associated Actors and Artistes of America (AAAA), 56, 102 Association of Motion Picture Producers, Inc. (AMPP), 157, 164, 165, 166, 169, 170 Astaire, Adele, 108 Astaire, Fred, 65, 108 Astor, John Jacob, 29 Astor, Vincent, 74 Astor Hotel, 45, 55 Astor Place Riot, 28 Astor Theatre, 65 Athey, Lynton, 105 Atkinson, Brooks, 36 At 9:45, 64 audiences, 12, 122, 174; actors’ relationship with, 30, 146–47; black, 23; and cultural hierarchy, 3, 30, 39; decline in, 118, 141, 149; fragmentation of, 28; and sexual transgression, 136, 138; social composition of, 3, 28, 30, 31, and tent-rep companies, 17, 118 Austin, Don, 124 Bachelor’s Baby, The, 18 Bacon, Frank, 65, 190n21 Bainter, Fay, 65 Balch, David Arnold, 114 ballet, 3, 28 Barnes, Howard, 162 Barrie, J. M., 38, 53 Barrymore, Ethel, 115–16; and actors’ strike, 65, 66, 76; on appearing in vaudeville , 38; and cost of costumes, 27; and Equity shop campaign in Hollywood, 170 Barrymore, Lionel, 76, 165 Barrymore, Maurice, 19 Barthelmess, Richard, 167 Bates, Blanche, 55, 57 Beck, Martin, 38 Beetson, Fred, 164 Belasco, David, 55; and actors’ strike, 63–64; and Equity shop, 95–96 Ben Hur, 167 Benjamin, Walter, 141 Bennett, Belle, 35–36 Bennett, Richard, 27, 93 Bernhardt, Sarah, 30 Beverly-Wilshire Hotel, Los Angeles, 166 B. F. Kahn Company, 89 Bill Bruno’s Bulletin, 118 Biltmore Theatre, New York City, 138 Bingham, Amelia, 57, 64 “bird-and-bottle” dinner, 134 blackface, 22, 28, 38 Black Hawk, 168 Blinn, Holbrook, 27, 61, 63 Bloom, Ed, 78, 83 Bombo, 24 Booth family, 92 Bourdieu, Pierre, 5 Brady, William A., 41, 42, 167; and actors’ strike, 63–64 Brandes, Harry, 139 bread-and-butter unionism, 8, 10, 88, 93, 176 Bridge of Distances, The, 110 Brooklyn Academy of Music, 77 Broun, Heywood, 43, 100 Brown, Clarence, 145 Bryant, Dorothy, 90, 104–5 Buckley, James, 105 Buffalo Evening News, 63 building trades, 46, 102 cabarets, 76, 127, 136, 137 Caine, Hall, 144 Camille, 167 Campbell, Alexander, 139 Cantor, Eddie, 38...

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ISBN
9780252094682
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9780252037481
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OCLC
867739457
Pages
264
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2013-08-12
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English
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