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Upon its original publication in 1976, The American Film Industry was welcomed by film students, scholars, and fans as the first systematic and unified history of the American movie industry. Now this indispensible anthology has been expanded and revised to include a fresh introductory overview by editor Tino Balio and ten new chapters that explore such topics as the growth of exhibition as big business, the mode of production for feature films, the star as market strategy, and the changing economics and structure of contemporary entertainment companies. The result is a unique collection of essays, more comprehensive and current than ever, that reveals how the American movie industry really worked in a century of constant change-from kinetoscopes and the coming of sound to the star system, 1950s blacklisting, and today's corporate empires.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Part I: A Novelty Spawns Small Businesses, 1894-1908
  2. pp. 3-26
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  1. 1. The Machine
  2. pp. 27-42
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  1. 2. The History of the Kinetoscope
  2. pp. 43-56
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  1. 3. The Movies in Vaudeville: Historical Context of the Movies as Popular Entertainment
  2. pp. 57-82
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  1. 4. Nickelodeon Theaters, 1905-1914: Building an Audience for the Movies
  2. pp. 83-102
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  1. Part II: Struggles for Control, 1908-1930
  2. pp. 103-132
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  1. 5. The Motion Picture Patents Company: A Reevaluation
  2. pp. 133-152
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  1. 6. Stars in Business: The Founding of United Artists
  2. pp. 153-172
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  1. 7. Blueprints for Feature Films: Hollywood's Continuity Scripts
  2. pp. 173-194
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  1. 8. The Motion Picture Industry as a Basis for Bond Financing
  2. pp. 195-217
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  1. 9. U.S. Film Exhibition: The Formation of a Big Business
  2. pp. 218-228
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  1. 10. The Coming of Sound: Technological Change in the American Film Industry
  2. pp. 229-252
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  1. Part III: A Mature Oligopoly, 1930-1948
  2. pp. 253-284
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  1. 11. Economic Control of the Motion Picture Industry
  2. pp. 285-310
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  1. 12. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  2. pp. 311-333
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  1. 13. Loew's, Inc.
  2. pp. 334-350
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  1. 14. The Star as Market Strategy: Bette Davis in Another Light
  2. pp. 351-376
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  1. 15. Self-Regulation in Operation
  2. pp. 377-400
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  1. Part IV: Retrenchment, Reappraisal, and Reorganization, 1948-
  2. pp. 401-448
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  1. 16. United States versus Hollywood: The Case Study of an Antitrust Suit
  2. pp. 449-462
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  1. 17. Hollywood's International Market
  2. pp. 463-486
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  1. 18. HUAC: The Mass Hearings
  2. pp. 487-509
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  1. 19. Censorship: From The Miracle to Deep Throat
  2. pp. 510-536
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  1. 20. The Paramount Decrees Reconsidered
  2. pp. 537-573
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  1. 21. "What's Happening to Our Pix Biz?" From Warner Bros. to Warner Communications Inc.
  2. pp. 574-586
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  1. Supplement: Warner Communications' International Operations
  2. pp. 587-602
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  1. 22. The Changing Economics of Entertainment
  2. pp. 603-630
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  1. Bibliography / Contributors / Indexes
  2. p. 631
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  1. Selected Bibliography
  2. pp. 633-643
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 645-648
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  1. Index of Motion Picture Titles
  2. pp. 649-652
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  1. General Index
  2. pp. 653-664
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780299098735
Related ISBN
9780299098742
MARC Record
OCLC
835455439
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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