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Boom and bust : American cinema in the 1940s

Author: Thomas Schatz
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1999, ©1997.
Series: History of the American cinema, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text traces the movie industry through the momentous decade of the 1940s. The text discusses changes in the structure of the studio system including the shift to independent production and the dominant stars and production trends through the period.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Schatz
ISBN: 0520221303 9780520221307
OCLC Number: 40907588
Notes: Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1997.
Description: xi, 571 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Contributors --
Introduction --
pt. 1. The prewar era. The motion picture industry in 1940-1941 --
The Hollywood studio system in 1940-1941 --
Duals, B's, and the industry discourse about its audience --
Prewar stars, genres, and production trends --
pt. 2. The war era. The motion picture industry during World War II --
The Hollywood studio system, 1942-1945 --
Selling Mildred Pierce: a case study / Mary Beth Haralovich --
Wartime stars, genres, and production trends --
Regulation the screen: the office of war information and the production code administration / Clayton R. Koppes --
pt. 3. The postwar era. The postwar motion picture industry --
SAG, HUAC, and postwar Hollywood / Gorham Kindem --
The Hollywood studio system, 1946-1949 --
Postwar stars, genres, and production trends --
pt. 4. Ancillary developments. Documenting the 1940s / Thomas Doherty --
Television and Hollywood in the 1940s / Christopher Anderson --
Experimental and avant-garde cinema in the 1940s / Lauren Rabinovitz --
Appendix 1. Total number of theaters in the United States, 1940-1950 --
Appendix 2. Average weekly attendance in the United States, 1940-1950 --
Appendix 3. Number of feature films released in the United States, 1940-1949 --
Appendix 4. Major studio revenues and profits, 1940-1949 --
Appendix 5. Top box-office pictures, 1940-1949 --
Appendix 6. Exhibitors' poll of top ten box-office stars, 1940-1949 --
Appendix 7. Major academy awards, 1940-1949 --
Appendix 8. National Board of Review, 1940-1949 --
Notes --
Bibliography --
General index --
Index of films.
Series Title: History of the American cinema, v. 6.
Responsibility: Thomas Schatz.
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