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Koszarski, Richard

Overview
Works: 90 works in 216 publications in 2 languages and 7,906 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Pictorial works  Exhibition catalogs  Portraits  Drama  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Scenarist, Performer, Other, Creator
Classifications: PN1993.5.U77, 384.809747
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Richard Koszarski
Hollywood on the Hudson film and television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff by Richard Koszarski( )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Edison invented his motion picture system in New Jersey in the 1890s, and within a few years most American filmmakers could be found within a mile or two of the Hudson River. They planted themselves here because they needed the artistic and entrepreneurial energy that D.W. Griffith realized New York had in abundance. But as the going rate for land and labor skyrocketed and their business grew more industrialized, most of them moved out. The way most historians explain it, the role of New York in the development of American film ends here. In this book, the author rewrites an important part of the history of American cinema. During the 1920s and 1930s, film industry executives had centralized the mass production of feature pictures in a series of gigantic film factories scattered across Southern California, while maintaining New York as the economic and administrative center. But as Koszarski reveals, many writers, producers, and directors also continued to work here, especially if their independent vision was too big for the Hollywood production line. East Coast filmmakers Oscar Micheaux, Rudolph Valentino, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Paul Robeson, Gloria Swanson, Max Fleischer, and others quietly created a studio system without back lots, long term contracts or seasonal production slates. They substituted "newsreel photography" for Hollywood glamour, targeted niche audiences instead of middle American families, ignored accepted dramatic conventions, and pushed the boundaries of motion picture censorship. Rebellious and unconventional, they saw the New York studios as laboratories, not factories. and used them to pioneer the development of new technologies (from talkies to television), new genres, new talent, and ultimately, an entirely new vision of commercial cinema
An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928 by Richard Koszarski( Book )

23 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 1,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume examines the development of film and the film industry from 1915 to 1928
Hollywood directors, 1914-1940 by Richard Koszarski( Book )

11 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison the invention of the movies by Thomas A Edison( Visual )

4 editions published between 1918 and 2005 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two hours of interviews with archivists and early cinema scholars. Over two hundred scans of artifacts from MoMA's Edison Collection never available to the public before: stills, script fragments, interoffice memos, and promotions. 140 complete films
Hollywood directors, 1941-1976 by Richard Koszarski( Book )

13 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man you loved to hate : Erich von Stroheim and Hollywood by Richard Koszarski( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and German and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mystery of the wax museum by Don Mullaly( Book )

5 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New York to Hollywood : the photography of Karl Struss by Barbara McCandless( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Astoria Studio and its fabulous films : a picture history with 227 stills and photographs by Richard Koszarski( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rivals of D.W. Griffith : alternate auteurs, 1913-1918, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, November-December 1976 by Walker Art Center( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fort Lee : the film town by Richard Koszarski( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great American film directors in photographs( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foolish wives The man you love to hate( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foolish wives: "A fake Russian Count, with the aid of two female accomplices, attempts to seduce and swindle unsuspecting women and citizens of Monte Carlo."
Universal Pictures : 65 years by Richard Koszarski( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Man you loved to hate the destructive genius of Erich von Stroheim( Visual )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the bizarre career of Erich von Stroheim, with interviews of his wife, girlfriend, cinematographer, producer and other associates and friends
The men with the movie cameras : seventy-five filmographies by Richard Koszarski( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edison the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This fourth disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1914-1918
Edison the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This second disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1904-1907
Edison the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This first disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1889-1903
Edison the invention of the movies( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commercial motion pictures were invented at the Edison Laboratory between 1888 and 1893. Perhaps none of the component parts were strictly new, but the ability of Edison and his staff to reorganize them for a specific purpose was an extraordinary cultural achievement. In 1894, Edison was the sole producer of motion pictures in the world. This third disc of a four disc set contains films produced between 1908-1913
 
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English (114)

German (1)

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An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928Mystery of the wax museumNew York to Hollywood : the photography of Karl StrussFort Lee : the film townGreat American film directors in photographs