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The Fox Film Corporation, 1915äóñ1935

By Aubrey Solomon
  • ISBN Code: : 0786486104
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 390
  • Category : Performing Arts
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In 1929, Hollywood mogul William Fox (1879–1952) came close to controlling the entire motion picture industry. His Fox Film Corporation had grown from a $1600 investment into a globe-spanning $300 million empire; he also held patents to the new sound-on-film process. Forced into a series of bitter power struggles, Fox was ultimately toppled from his throne, and the studio bearing his name would merge in 1935 with Darryl F. Zanuck’s flourishing 20th Century Pictures. The 25-year lifespan of the Fox Film Corporation, home of such personalities as Theda Bara, Tom Mix, Janet Gaynor and John Ford, is chronicled in this thorough illustrated history. Included are never-before-published financial figures revealing costs and grosses of Fox’s biggest successes and failures, and a detailed filmogaphy of the studio’s 1100-plus releases, among them What Price Glory?, Seventh Heaven and the Oscar-winning Cavalcade.

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This antiquarian volume contains Upton Sinclair's uniquely insightful and veritably thrilling biography of one of the most important and influential figures in motion picture history - the founder Fox Film Corporation, William Fox. Written at a time when there was considerable controversy and turmoil between the financiers and organisers in the film industry, this sensational account of William Fox's life offers a fascinating story of immense human interest packed with crimes and betrayals, perils and escapes. The chapters of this book include: 'A Feature Picture of Wall Street and High Finance', 'Floyd Dell Reports to a New York Publisher', 'Prologue', 'Close Up', 'Shoe-Blacking and Lozengers', 'Pretzels and Buffalo Pans', 'Nickelodeons and Common Shows', 'The Road to Fortune', 'Over The Hill', and more. We are republishing this antiquarian book now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.

The Magnificent Heel: The Life and Films of Ricardo Cortez

By Dan Van Neste
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  • Publisher : BearManor Media
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 592
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 581
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e-Pedia: Captain America: Civil War

By Contributors, Wikipedia
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  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8026860888
  • Total of Pages : 10590
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 482
  • Pdf File: e-pedia.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2011's Captain America: The First Avenger and 2014's Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and the thirteenth film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The film is directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, with a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely, and features an ensemble cast, including Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Emily VanCamp, Tom Holland, Frank Grillo, William Hurt, and Daniel Brühl. In Captain America: Civil War, disagreement over international oversight of the Avengers fractures them into opposing factions—one led by Steve Rogers and the other by Tony Stark. This book has been derived from Wikipedia: it contains the entire text of the title Wikipedia article + the entire text of all the 634 related (linked) Wikipedia articles to the title article. This book does not contain illustrations.

Unsung Hollywood Musicals of the Golden Era

By Edwin M. Bradley
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476624003
  • Total of Pages : 236
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 806
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The most memorable Hollywood musicals of 1930s showcased the talents of stars like Fred Astaire, Jeanette MacDonald, Bing Crosby and Alice Faye. The less memorable ones didn't. This book takes a look at the unsung songfests of the '30s--secondary or forgotten features with short-lived or unlikely stars from major studios and Poverty Row. Through analysis of films such as Lord Byron of Broadway (1930), Shoot the Works (1934), Bottoms Up (1934), Moonlight and Pretzels (1933) and The Music Goes 'Round (1936), the author profiles such performers as Dorothy Dell, Lee Dixon, Peggy Fears, Lawrence Gray, Joe Morrison and the mother-daughter team of Myrt and Marge. Behind-the-scenes figures are discussed, like the infamously profligate producer Lou Brock, whose flops Down to Their Last Yacht (1934) and Top of the Town (1937) cost him his career. Filmographies and production information are included, with background on key participants.

Vampire, Monster, irre Wissenschaftler: So viel Europa steckt in Hollywoods goldener Horrorfilmära

By Silvia Kornberger
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  • Publisher : Diplomica Verlag
  • Book Code : 3954253046
  • Total of Pages : 532
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 648
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Mit Filmen wie „Dracula“ und „Frankenstein“ öffnete Hollywood das Tor zu einem dunklen, wild-romantischen Europa längst vergangener Tage. Aber wie viel an Essenz aus der „Alten Welt“ steckt wirklich in den Horrorfilmen der Dreißiger- und Vierzigerjahre? Wie sehr basiert das Grauen auf dem für Amerikaner exotischen Touch Europas? Die Suche nach Antworten auf die Frage nach der Rolle und dem Einfluss der Alten Welt gestaltet sich ebenso vielfältig wie der Horrorfilm selbst. Dieses Buch charakterisiert das facettenreiche Genre und verweist auf historische, volkstümliche und wissenschaftliche Aspekte, die nach Europa führen. Dabei stehen auch Begriffe wie „Gothic“ und „Schwarze Romantik“ im Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung. Darüber hinaus porträtiert diese Studie die Menschen vor und hinter der Kamera und zeigt, welche künstlerischen und technischen Innovationen Europäer im Gepäck hatten, in welchen Bereichen sie besonders geschätzt wurden und mit welchen Schwierigkeiten sie zu kämpfen hatten.

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film

By Alan Goble
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • Book Code : 3110951940
  • Total of Pages : 1039
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Lady Into Fox

By David Garnett
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486493199
  • Total of Pages : 90
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 914
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A beloved wife is unaccountably transformed into a fox in this modern folktale. Humor, fantasy, allegory, and realism combine in a portrait of a husband's devotion and a woman's struggle to maintain her humanity.

A/V A to Z

By Richard W. Kroon
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786457406
  • Total of Pages : 772
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 693
  • Pdf File: a-v-a-to-z.pdf

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Defining more than 10,000 words and phrases from everyday slang to technical terms and concepts, this dictionary of the audiovisual language embraces more than 50 subject areas within film, television, and home entertainment. It includes terms from the complete lifecycle of an audiovisual work from initial concept through commercial presentation in all the major distribution channels including theatrical exhibition, television broadcast, home entertainment, and mobile media. The dictionary definitions are augmented by more than 700 illustrations, 1,600 etymologies, and nearly 2,000 encyclopedic entries that provide illuminating anecdotes, historical perspective, and clarifying details.

According to Our Hearts

By Angela Onwuachi-Willig
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300166885
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 401
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DIV This landmark book looks at what it means to be a multiracial couple in the United States today. According to Our Hearts begins with a look back at a 1925 case in which a two-month marriage ends with a man suing his wife for misrepresentation of her race, and shows how our society has yet to come to terms with interracial marriage. Angela Onwuachi-Willig examines the issue by drawing from a variety of sources, including her own experiences. She argues that housing law, family law, and employment law fail, in important ways, to protect multiracial couples. In a society in which marriage is used to give, withhold, and take away status—in the workplace and elsewhere—she says interracial couples are at a disadvantage, which is only exacerbated by current law. /div

The Ugly Truth About the Entertainment Industry

By Jess Sherwin
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Book Code : 1329731689
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  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 492
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Many people have the dream of breaking into Show Business one day in their life. While many have the inborn talent to make it big some may have to work hard to polish it. But irrespective of whatever everybody has to plan and take a right approach to get a break in Showbiz. But remember success doesn't come overnight; you have to work hard and even harder to make it big in the Show business. So the first lesson to learn is stay away from agents who promise you to make a big star overnight. Discover everything you need to know by grabbing a copy of this ebook today.

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

By Anthony Slide
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135925542
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 825
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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

From Dream to Destiny

By Robert Morris
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  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Book Code : 1441268464
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
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Do Your Dreams Seem Out of Reach? If you have a dream, then you have a destiny. In his inspiring new book, From Dream to Destiny, Robert Morris prompts you to ask yourself, How do I travel from the dream to the destiny--and what happens on the way? Each of us is given a dream by God--it's the notion that sets our hearts racing by the mere thought of it. Unfortunately, most people never see their dream come to pass, so they never fulfill the destiny that God has in store for them. Robert Morris tells readers exactly how to make their dream into the reality for which they long. Using the example of Joseph in the Old Testament, Pastor Robert shows how God gave Joseph a dream and then promptly took him through 10 character-building tests that lasted 13 years. These tests assessed Joseph's strengths and weaknesses--from pride to purity--and they are the same tests that each of us must pass before God lets us realize our dream. Find out what the tests are and if you are passing or failing them, and get ready to begin fulfilling the destiny that God has in store for you.

Movie Mavens

By Richard Abel
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252052900
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 551
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During the early era of cinema, moviegoers turned to women editors and writers for the latest on everyone's favorite stars, films, and filmmakers. Richard Abel returns these women to film history with an anthology of reviews, articles, and other works. Drawn from newspapers of the time, the selections show how columnists like Kitty Kelly, Mae Tinee, Louella Parsons, and Genevieve Harris wrote directly to female readers. They also profiled women working in jobs like scenario writer and film editor and noted the industry's willingness to hire women. Sharp wit and frank opinions entertained and informed a wide readership hungry for news about the movies but also about women on both sides of the camera. Abel supplements the texts with hard-to-find biographical information and provides context on the newspapers and silent-era movie industry as well as on the professionals and films highlighted by these writers. An invaluable collection of rare archival sources, Movie Mavens reveals women's essential contribution to the creation of American film culture.

Paris 1919

By Margaret MacMillan
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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 0307432963
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : History
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A landmark work of narrative history, Paris 1919 is the first full-scale treatment of the Peace Conference in more than twenty-five years. It offers a scintillating view of those dramatic and fateful days when much of the modern world was sketched out, when countries were created—Iraq, Yugoslavia, Israel—whose troubles haunt us still. Winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize • Winner of the PEN Hessell Tiltman Prize • Winner of the Duff Cooper Prize Between January and July 1919, after “the war to end all wars,” men and women from around the world converged on Paris to shape the peace. Center stage, for the first time in history, was an American president, Woodrow Wilson, who with his Fourteen Points seemed to promise to so many people the fulfillment of their dreams. Stern, intransigent, impatient when it came to security concerns and wildly idealistic in his dream of a League of Nations that would resolve all future conflict peacefully, Wilson is only one of the larger-than-life characters who fill the pages of this extraordinary book. David Lloyd George, the gregarious and wily British prime minister, brought Winston Churchill and John Maynard Keynes. Lawrence of Arabia joined the Arab delegation. Ho Chi Minh, a kitchen assistant at the Ritz, submitted a petition for an independent Vietnam. For six months, Paris was effectively the center of the world as the peacemakers carved up bankrupt empires and created new countries. This book brings to life the personalities, ideals, and prejudices of the men who shaped the settlement. They pushed Russia to the sidelines, alienated China, and dismissed the Arabs. They struggled with the problems of Kosovo, of the Kurds, and of a homeland for the Jews. The peacemakers, so it has been said, failed dismally; above all they failed to prevent another war. Margaret MacMillan argues that they have unfairly been made the scapegoats for the mistakes of those who came later. She refutes received ideas about the path from Versailles to World War II and debunks the widely accepted notion that reparations imposed on the Germans were in large part responsible for the Second World War. Praise for Paris 1919 “It’s easy to get into a war, but ending it is a more arduous matter. It was never more so than in 1919, at the Paris Conference. . . . This is an enthralling book: detailed, fair, unfailingly lively. Professor MacMillan has that essential quality of the historian, a narrative gift.” —Allan Massie, The Daily Telegraph (London)