Thomas Ince

Author: Brian Taves
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813134226
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Thomas Ince from the Author: Brian Taves. Ince turned movie-making into a business enterprise. Progressing from actor to director and screenwriter, he revolutionized the motion picture industry through developing the role of the producer. Taves chronicles Ince's life from the stage to his sudden death as he was about to join forces with media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. He explores Ince's impact on Hollywood's production system, the Western, his creation of the first American movies starring Asian performers, and his cinematic exploration of the status of women in society.

The Native American Stereotype In Early Hollywood

Author: Jeremy M. Planteen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781267328847
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The Native American Stereotype In Early Hollywood from the Author: Jeremy M. Planteen. The stereotype of the headdress clad, horseback-riding, tipi-dwelling Native American is ubiquitous in American-influenced pop culture around the world, with much of the discourse and nearly all of the popular media representations of Native Americans being exclusively of this type. The development of the stereotype had several important steps on its way to its place in modern pop culture, starting as far back as first contact in the New World but gaining an incredibly powerful foothold with the visual exhibitions of George Catlin, P.T. Barnum, and the later Wild West Shows of William Cody and the Miller Brothers. It is the inclusion of Native performers in Cody's and particularly the Millers' shows that ultimately leads to the Hollywood Indian. Influenced by the easy availability of props and performers from a wintering 101 Ranch show troupe, director Thomas Ince creates the first 'real' Westerns and irrevocably ties the image of the Plains warrior with the story of Manifest Destiny, expansion, and the very idea of 'Indian-ness.'

Movie Studios Of Culver City

Author: Julie Lugo Cerra
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439640645
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Movie Studios Of Culver City from the Author: Julie Lugo Cerra. After watching pioneer filmmaker Thomas Ince film one of his famous Westerns on Ballona Creek, city founder Harry Culver saw the economic base for his city. Culver announced plans for the city in 1913 and attracted three major movie studios to Culver City, along with smaller production companies. “The Heart of Screenland” is fittingly etched across the Culver City seal. These vintage images are a tour through the storied past of this company town on the legendary movie lots bearing the names of Thomas Ince, Hal Roach, Goldwyn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Lorimar, MGM-UA, Columbia, Sony Pictures, DeMille, RKO-Pathe, Selznick, Desilu, Culver City Studios, Laird International, the Culver Studios, and such nearly forgotten mini-factories as the Willat Studios. On these premises, Gone With the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, Citizen Kane, E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial, and other classics were filmed, along with tens of thousands of television shows and commercials featuring Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, and many others.

Framework

Author: Tom Stempel
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815606543
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Framework from the Author: Tom Stempel. The third eidtion of this history of the art and craft of screenwriting from the silents to the present provides information and stories about those who write and have written for film. Includes anecdotal insights into the working lives of directors, producers, and stars, as well as how American movies get made.

Early Poverty Row Studios

Author: E.J. Stephens
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439648298
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Early Poverty Row Studios from the Author: E.J. Stephens. The history of Hollywood is often seen only through the lens of the major studios, forgetting that many of Tinseltown’s early creations came from micro-studios stretched along Sunset Boulevard in an area disparagingly known as Poverty Row. Here, the first wave of West Coast moviemakers migrated to the tiny village of Hollywood, where alcohol was illegal, actors were unwelcome, and cattle were herded down the unpaved streets. Most Poverty Row producers survived from film to film, their fortunes tied to the previous week’s take from hundreds of nickelodeon tills. They would routinely script movies around an event or disaster, often creating scenarios using sets from more established productions, when the bosses weren’t looking, of course. Poverty Row quickly became a generic term for other fly-by-night studios throughout the Los Angeles area. Their struggles to hang on in Hollywood were often more intriguing than the serialized cliffhangers they produced.

Olive Thomas

Author: Michelle Vogel
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455268
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Olive Thomas from the Author: Michelle Vogel. Olive Thomas was one of Hollywood's first true movie stars. Born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, in 1894, she moved to New York at age sixteen and began to pursue an acting career. By 1915, she had landed a job as one of Ziegfeld's famous "Follies" girls. Before long her beauty was discovered by Hollywood, where she quickly became one of the biggest names in motion pictures. Her marriage to film star Jack Pickford further enhanced her popularity. Olive's death by poison on September 10, 1920, created a media circus. This biography begins with Olive's birth, follows her trip to stardom, and covers in detail the circumstances surrounding her mysterious death at age 25. Rare and beautiful photographs and a complete filmography are included.

Hollywood Studios

Author: Tommy Dangcil
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439618216
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Hollywood Studios from the Author: Tommy Dangcil. Just after the turn of the 20th century, the motion picture industry moved to the West Coast, and the largest land of make-believe was created in Hollywood, California. From the silent-era beginnings of primitive, open-air stages to the fabled back lots of the studios' heyday, Hollywood Studios presents a bygone era of magical moviemaking in rare postcards. Assembled from the author's private collection, these images from the Chaplin Studios to Metro-Goldwyn Mayer depict an insider's look back at the dream factories known as the Hollywood studios.