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A history of the Hal Roach Studios

Author: Richard Lewis Ward
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book focuses on an independent film company that found a niche market between 1914 and 1960. The Hal Roach Studios produced short comedies, independent features, features, and weekly television series. Its forty-six-year survival on the fringe of the Hollywood filmmaking establishment makes it a unique subject of study. This history yields insights into its production and marketing strategies and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Ward, Richard Lewis, 1953-
History of the Hal Roach Studios.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607559067
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Lewis Ward
ISBN: 080932637X 9780809326372 9780809327270 0809327279
OCLC Number: 56517420
Description: 246 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgments --
1. Introduction --
2. The Rolin Film Company, 1914 --
3. Lonesome Luke and the glasses character, 1915-19 --
4. Pathécomedies, 1919-27 --
5. Roach-MGM short features, 1927-33 --
6. The demise of the short subject, 1933-38 --
7. From "A" pictures to streamliners, 1938-42 --
8. Fort Roach, 1943-48 --
9. The man who bet on television, 1949-60 --
10. Conclusion --
Filmography : the films of Hal Roach --
Appendix 1 : Television series at the Hal Roach Studios --
Appendix 2 : Film and series synopses --
Appendix 3 : The financial side of the Hal Roach Studios --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard Lewis Ward.
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