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The first tycoons

Author: Richard Dyer MacCann
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, ©1987.
Series: American movies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the conflicts and achievements of the founders of the great movie studios.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
First tycoons.
Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, ©1987
(OCoLC)571958458
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Dyer MacCann
ISBN: 0810819503 9780810819504 081081949X 9780810819498
OCLC Number: 14214648
Notes: "[Published] in association with Image & Idea, Inc., Iowa City, Iowa."
Description: ix, 259 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Business first --
Ch. 1. THE FIRST EXHIBITORS. --
The kinetoscope / Tino Balio --
First night on Broadway / Terry Ramsaye --
Marcus Loew is willing / Bosley Crowther --
The screen theatre arrives / Terry Ramsaye --
The Nickelodeon / [Moving Picture World., May 4, 1907] --
Ch. 2. EARLIEST PRODUCTION COMPANIES. --
Biograph / Robert M. Henderson --
Pathé Frères / Paul. C. Spehr --
Help from overseas / Robert Grau --
The men who owned the business / Richard Griffith and Arthur Mayer --
The trust fight / John Drinkwater --
New producing companies / Robert Sklar --
The growth of Universal / Robert Grau --
The first loans / Attilio H. Giannini --
J. Stuart Blackton / Benjamin B. Hampton --
Vitagraph / Albert E. Smith --
Ch. 3. ENTER LASKY AND ZUKOR --
I felt the freedom in the air / Adolph Zukor --
Nobody would make big pictures / Adolph Zukor --
Waiting at the theatre / Will Irwin --
Edison is agreeable / Daniel Frohman ---
The coming of the feature film / Kenneth Macgowan --
Multiple reel films / George Pratt --
The Strand Theatre / Ben M. Hall --
Lasky rents a barn / Terry Ramsaye --
The Squaw Man / Jesse L. Lasky --
The Squaw Man / Louis Reeves Harrison --
The low spot / Will Irwin --
Hodkinson and Paramount / Terry Ramsaye --
"So we combined" / Jesse L. Lasky --
Operating in a turmoil / Adolph Zukor --
A bitter chapter / Samuel Goldwyn --
The power and the glory / Jesse L. Lasky --
Production problems / Jesse L. Lasky --
Cruzing over the Sante Fe Trail / Jesse L. Lasky --
The Covered Wagon / Bruce Bliven --
Ch. 4. THE BIG FIVE --
The triangle of Griffith, Ince, and Sennett / Kenneth Macgowan --
The rise of First National / Benjamin B. Hampton --
The battle for theaters / Mae D. Huettig --
It was a rugged era / Albert E. Smith --
Bankers and theaters / Michael Conant --
The films' forgotten man : William Fox / Norman Zierold --
William Fox improves his position / Benjamin B. Hampton --
The origins of United Artists / Arthur L. Mayer --
United Artists takes shape / Tino Balio --
Loew buys a studio / Bosley Crowther --
The saga of Ben Hur / Bosley Crowther --
A handshake with Harry Warner / Albert E. Smith --
APPENDICES. --
A. Author's note about motion picture history --
B. The machine for seeing better / Arthur Knight --
C. Paramount famous Lasky Corporation / Howard T. Lewis --
D. Selected companies of the silent period : a chronological list --
E. Brief biographies of early film executives --
F.A few business events covered by the New York Times --
G. Bibliography.
Series Title: American movies.
Responsibility: [compiled] by Richard Dyer MacCann.

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