The Hollywood story

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Wallflower, 2003 - 419 pages

This fully revised and updated edition of an award-winning classic traces the history of Hollywood from the silent era to the present day. "The Hollywood Story"comprehensively covers every aspect of movie-making in America, taking in nickelodeans, drive-ins and multiplexes; the transition from silent to sound, black and white to color; the relationships of producers, directors, stars and technicians; and the function and output of the studios - their major hits and most expensive flops.

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Finler provides an excellent overview of the American film industry in this general history that, using innovative charts, graphically illustrates simultaneous events in this fast moving business ... Read full review


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Joel W. Finler is the author of numerous books about cinema including "The Movie Directors Story" and "All Time Movie Favourites" and several on directors such as Alfred Hitchcock. He is also a picture archivist.

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