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Movie-made America : a social history of American movies / Robert Sklar.

Author/Creator:
Sklar, Robert.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Random House, [1975]
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Subjects:
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Motion pictures
United States
Film.
Geschichte.
USA.
Film.
Geschichte.
USA.
Local subjects:
Cinéma - États-Unis - Histoire.
Form/Genre:
History.
Contents:
Part 1: The rise of movie culture
The birth of a mass medium
Nickel madness
Edison's trust and how it got busted
D.W. Griffith and the forging of motion-picture art
Part 2: The movies in the age of mass culture
Hollywood and the dawning of the Aquarian Age
The silent film and the passionate life
Chaos, magic, physical genius and the art to silent comedy
Movie-made children
The house that Adolph Zukor built
Part 3: Mass culture in the age of movies
The moguls at bay and the censors' triumph
The golden age of turbulence and the golden age of order
The making of cultural myths: Walt Disney and Frank Capra
Selling movies overseas
The Hollywood gold rush
Part 4: The decline of the movie culture
Hollywood at war for America and at war with itself
The disappearing audience and the television crisis
Hollywood's collapse
The future of movies.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 319-331) and index.
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1975
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0394483278
9780394483276
OCLC:
1176790
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