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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: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Koszarski, Richard.
Hollywood on the Hudson.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2008
(DLC) 2007029664
(OCoLC)156892017
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Koszarski
ISBN: 9780813545523 0813545528
OCLC Number: 289908131
Description: 1 online resource (x, 577 p.) : ill.
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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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 Hollywood on the Hudson, Richard Koszarski r.

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