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Extras of early Hollywood : a history of the crowd, 1913-1945

Author: Kerry Segrave
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2013. ©2013
Series: Academic & Nonfiction Books anthology.; NC LIVE module.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The struggles of extras, mostly overlooked and forgotten, to unionize were followed by internal struggles as the extras fought for a voice within that union. It is a story about too few jobs for far too many extras, some of whom were lured to Hollywood by what seemed to be rags-to-riches tales"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2013011161
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Segrave
ISBN: 1476602158 9781476602158
OCLC Number: 841909002
Description: 1 online resource (v, 189 pages).
Contents: Introduction --
Conditions, agents, and governments --
Central casting bureau --
Morals and corruption --
A surplus of extras --
Unions --
Rags to riches --
Wages and statistics --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Academic & Nonfiction Books anthology.; NC LIVE module.
Responsibility: Kerry Segrave.
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