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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Dick, Bernard F.
City of dreams.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©1997
|Named Person:||Carl Laemmle; Carl Laemmle; Carl Laemmle|
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Bernard F Dick
|Reproduction Notes:||Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL|
|Description:||1 online resource (xiv, 249 pages) : illustrations|
|Details:||Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.|
|Contents:||1. The Revolving Door --
2. The Creation of Uncle Carl --
3. The City Founder --
4. Pearls of Wisdom, Jewels of Films --
5. The House of Laemmle --
6. The Legacy of Carl Jr. --
7. The Laemmles' Last Decade --
8. New Faces for the Forties --
9. Universal-International and a Coat of Shellac --
10. In the Embrace of the Octopus --
11. Behind the Rising Sun --
12. MCA on the Rocks.
|Responsibility:||Bernard F. Dick.|
Thus the age of corporate Hollywood arrived at Universal Pictures earlier than at other studios. The Universal-International merger in 1946, Decca's stock takeover in the early 1950s, and MCA's buyout in 1962 all presaged today's Hollywood, where the art of the deal often eclipses the art of making movies. So what makes Universal unique? The studio as "city," the fascination with backlot tours, today's theme park slogan, "Ride the Movies," all emphasize Universal's strong sense of place. Stars and executives have come and gone, shaping and reshaping the studio's image, but through it all Universal's revolving globe logo has remained on movie screens around the world. And, unlike several other studios of Hollywood's golden age, Universal still makes movies today.
"Universal's story is a good window on Hollywood, and Dick's movie-going enthusiasm is evident." -- Publishers Weekly