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Hollywood on the Hudson : film and television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff

Author: Richard Koszarski
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008.
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Koszarski
ISBN: 9780813542935 0813542936 9780813547787 0813547784
OCLC Number: 156892017
Description: x, 577 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
New York pioneer --
Paramount on Long Island --
Freelance filmmaking --
Studio city --
Edison's dream --
Paramount speaks --
Talkies for everyone --
Independent alternatives --
Cartoons in the city --
Film and reality --
Multicultural revival --
A miniature Hollywood --
Radio visions --
Live from New York --
"We have a city here."
Responsibility: Richard Koszarski.
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