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Author : A. Scott Berg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 1073 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2013-08-01
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781471130069

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Goldwyn by A. Scott Berg Pdf

Samuel Goldwyn was the premier dream-maker of his era - a fierce independent force i a time when studios ruled, a producer of silver screen sagas who was, in all probability, the last Hollywood tycoon. In this riveting book, Pulitzer Prize winning biographer A. Scott Berg tells the life story of this remarkable man - a tale as rich with drama as any feature length epic and as compelling as the history of Hollywood itself.

The Search for Sam Goldwyn

Author : Carol Easton
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 54,6 Mb
Release : 2014-05-05
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781626741324

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The Search for Sam Goldwyn by Carol Easton Pdf

Sam Goldwyn’s career spanned almost the entire history of Hollywood. He made his first film, The Squaw Man, in 1913, and he died in 1974 at the age of ninety-one. In the many years between, he produced an enormous number of films—including such classics as Wuthering Heights, Street Scene, Arrowsmith, Dodsworth, The Little Foxes, and The Best Years of Our Lives—and worked with many luminaries—Gary Cooper, Ronald Colman, Laurence Olivier, George Balanchine, Lillian Hellman, Howard Hawks, John Ford, Eddie Cantor, Busby Berkeley, Danny Kaye, Merle Oberon, and Bob Hope among them. When Samuel Goldfisch was born in the Warsaw ghetto, he was penniless; when Sam Goldwyn died in Los Angeles, he was worth an estimated $19 million. The Search for Sam Goldwyn locates the real Sam Goldwyn and shatters the “hostile conspiracy of silence” that protected his legend. In writing Goldwyn’s story, Carol Easton has given us a fine examination of “the civilization known as Hollywood” and how Goldwyn himself shaped that culture.

Film Year Book

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1294 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 1938
Category : Motion pictures
ISBN : PSU:000066489306

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Film Year Book by Anonim Pdf

The Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1296 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 1938
Category : Motion picture industry
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010592645

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The Film Daily Year Book of Motion Pictures by Anonim Pdf

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

Author : Anthony Slide
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2014-02-25
Category : Reference
ISBN : 9781135925543

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The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry by Anthony Slide Pdf

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to Zoom Lens, from Astoria Studios to Zoetrope. Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association

Joseph L. Mankiewicz

Author : Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1934110248

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Joseph L. Mankiewicz by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Pdf

Talks with the master director of such classics as All About Eve, The Barefoot Contessa, and Cleopatra

Poitier Revisited

Author : Ian Gregory Strachan,Mia Mask
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 41,5 Mb
Release : 2014-11-27
Category : Art
ISBN : 9781623569235

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Poitier Revisited by Ian Gregory Strachan,Mia Mask Pdf

Sidney Poitier remains one of the most recognizable black men in the world. Widely celebrated but at times criticized for the roles he played during a career that spanned 60 years, there can be no comprehensive discussion of black men in American film, and no serious analysis of 20th century American film history that excludes him. Poitier Revisited offers a fresh interrogation of the social, cultural and political significance of the Poitier oeuvre. The contributions explore the broad spectrum of critical issues summoned up by Poitier's iconic work as actor, director and filmmaker. Despite his stature, Poitier has actually been under-examined in film criticism generally. This work reconsiders his pivotal role in film and American race relations, by arguing persuasively, that even in this supposedly 'post-racial' moment of Barack Obama, the struggles, aspirations, anxieties, and tensions Poitier's films explored are every bit as relevant today as when they were first made.

Directory of Inter-corporate Ownership

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1320 pages
File Size : 54,9 Mb
Release : 1974
Category : Corporations
ISBN : PSU:000065390177

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Directory of Inter-corporate Ownership by Anonim Pdf

David Niven

Author : Michael Munn
Publisher : Aurum Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2014-03-20
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781781313725

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David Niven by Michael Munn Pdf

David Niven appeared in films for over 50 years of his life, from swashbucklers such as The Prisoner of Zenda and The Guns of Navarone to the Pink Panther series. Despite his on-screen persona, Niven wasn’t always the perfect gentleman. He was insecure both privately and professionally and used people to get ahead. But he did, he said, ‘at least try to be a decent man.’ He knew he often failed, although it isn’t easy to find people who ever had a bad word to say about him. In this fascinating biography of the star, Munn looks at the funny stories and the sad underlying truth, from his outrageous days with Errol Flynn and their irrevocable split –‘You always know where you are with Flynn. He always lets you down’ – and numerous affairs with stars and prostitutes, to an attempted suicide, his horrific experiences in war-torn France and the breakdown and blame of his second marriage. This compelling text includes interviews with his second wife, Hjordis, John Huston, Rex Harrison, Laurence Olivier, Loretta Young (they discussed marriage once), Niven’s long-time friend Michael Trubshawe, Peter Ustinov, Ava Gardner and many more.


Author : John Gregory Dunne
Publisher : Zola Books
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2013-12-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781939126221

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Crooning by John Gregory Dunne Pdf

“Funny, outrageous, cynical, and spellbinding.”—People magazine. In this first-ever digital edition of John Gregory Dunne’s acclaimed collection Crooning, readers find evidence from the get-go confirming the writer’s reputation as one of the most clear-seeing, incisive observers of the American cultural and political scene. In sixteen sharp, distinctively voiced essays, Dunne profiles a blacklisted Hollywood screenwriter who three decades later passed himself off as a young Chicano novelist; considers the Kennedy men and conservative William F. Buckley, takes us inside California’s labyrinthine water politics and criminal justice system, details the workings of the Los Angeles county morgue, and is on the ground observing in Jerusalem just weeks before the intifada enveloped the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1987. Here, too, are superbly entertaining accounts of the Hollywood star system and studio machine, Dunne drawing on two decades of experience as an L.A.-based journalist and fiction-writer with regular forays into screenwriting. He is candid and insightful about the business of writing and life of the dedicated writer as well. In “Laying Pipe,” Dunne chronicles the five-year experience of writing his epic novel The Red White and Blue. And in “Critical,” he focuses on book reviews and reviewers from his perspective as an author who, along with manifold strong notices, also received the occasional critical knock. He names names, and takes the opportunity to fire back at one of his critics. Early in Crooning, Dunne tells us that when he tires of the writing grind, he fantasizes about being a Johnny Mercer-like crooner, then reveals a moment later that he is tone deaf. The title, then, is playful - and in more than one way. Instead of writing sweet narrative melodies, Dunne built his career through work that exposes, challenges, thrums with opinion, and bristles with spiky, knowing humor. Download Crooning and dive into a book of provocative reportage, great stories, and witty, vigorous prose.

Moral Rights and the Motion Picture Industry

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Administration of Justice
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 452 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 1991
Category : Cinematography
ISBN : PSU:000017582186

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Moral Rights and the Motion Picture Industry by United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Administration of Justice Pdf

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1118 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 1976
Category : Copyright
ISBN : STANFORD:36105119498520

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Catalog of Copyright Entries by Library of Congress. Copyright Office Pdf

Soundtrack Available

Author : Arthur Knight,Pamela Robertson Wojcik
Publisher : Duke University Press
Page : 503 pages
File Size : 50,5 Mb
Release : 2001-12-03
Category : Performing Arts
ISBN : 9780822380986

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Soundtrack Available by Arthur Knight,Pamela Robertson Wojcik Pdf

From the silent era to the present day, popular music has been a key component of the film experience. Yet there has been little serious writing on film soundtracks that feature popular music. Soundtrack Available fills this gap, as its contributors provide detailed analyses of individual films as well as historical overviews of genres, styles of music, and approaches to film scoring. With a cross-cultural emphasis, the contributors focus on movies that use popular songs from a variety of genres, including country, bubble-gum pop, disco, classical, jazz, swing, French cabaret, and showtunes. The films discussed range from silents to musicals, from dramatic and avant-garde films to documentaries in India, France, England, Australia, and the United States. The essays examine both “nondiegetic” music in film—the score playing outside the story space, unheard by the characters, but no less a part of the scene from the perspective of the audience—and “diegetic” music—music incorporated into the shared reality of the story and the audience. They include analyses of music written and performed for films, as well as the now common practice of scoring a film with pre-existing songs. By exploring in detail how musical patterns and structures relate to filmic patterns of narration, character, editing, framing, and mise-en-scene, this volume demonstrates that pop music is a crucial element in the film experience. It also analyzes the life of the soundtrack apart from the film, tracing how popular music circulates and acquires new meanings when it becomes an official soundtrack. Contributors. Rick Altman, Priscilla Barlow, Barbara Ching, Kelley Conway, Corey Creekmur, Krin Gabbard, Jonathan Gill, Andrew Killick, Arthur Knight, Adam Knee, Jill Leeper, Neepa Majumdar, Allison McCracken, Murray Pomerance, Paul Ramaeker, Jeff Smith, Pamela Robertson Wojcik, Nabeel Zuberi

Pretty Things

Author : Liz Goldwyn
Publisher : It Books
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 2010-12-21
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0062011812

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Pretty Things by Liz Goldwyn Pdf

Liz Goldwyn's lifelong fascination with the inimitable glamour of classic burlesque inspired her to spend the past eight years corresponding with, visiting, interviewing, receiving striptease lessons from, and forming close relationships with the last generation of the great American burlesque queeens. Goldwyn invites us to step back into an era when the hourglass figure was in vogue and striptease was a true art form. Meet Betty "Ball of Fire" Rowland, who was known for her flaming red hair and bump–and–grind routines. (It turns out she once sued the author's grandfather, Samuel Goldwyn Jr., for using her stage name and costume in his Hollywood picture, Ball of Fire.) Meet Sherry Britton, who, with her long black hair and curvy, trim physique, was among the most stunning of the burlesque stars before Mayor LaGuardia outlawed burlesque in New York. Meet Zorita, whose sexually explicit "Consummation of the Wedding of the Snake" dance (performed with a live snake) and other daring performances earned her legendary status. Goldwyn draws back the curtain to reveal the personal journeys of yesteryear's icons of female sexuality and power, restoring their legacy to an age that has all but forgotten them–despite today's resurgence of burlesque.

Include Me Out

Author : Farley Granger,Robert Calhoun
Publisher : Macmillan + ORM
Page : 457 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2007-03-06
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781429945448

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Include Me Out by Farley Granger,Robert Calhoun Pdf

In classic Hollywood tradition, Farley Granger, a high school senior, was discovered by Sam Goldwyn's casting director in an off-Hollywood Boulevard play. Granger describes how he learned his craft as he went on to star in a number of films, giving an insider's view of working with Hitchcock on Strangers on a Train and Rope, Luchino Visconti on Senso, and Nick Ray on They Live by Night. He is eloquent about his bisexuality and tells of affairs with Patricia Neal, Arthur Laurents, Shelley Winters, Leonard Bernstein and Ava Gardner and his involvement with Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Crawford, and Tyrone Power. Granger recreates his legendary struggle to break his contract with Goldwyn. He had to buy his way out to work on Broadway. He describes the early days of live television and working with Julie Harris, Christopher Plummer, Helen Hayes, and Claire Bloom. He captures the thrill of acting on the stage with Janice Rule, June Havoc, Larry Hagman, Barbara Cook, and the National Repertory Theatre, where his determination paid off with an OBIE for his work in Tally & Son. Granger's delightful and elegant memoir Include Me Out captures the extravangance of Hollywood's Golden Age-and provides colorful portraits of many of its major players.