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Paperback | July 19, 2005

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Despite being one of the biggest industries in the world, the "dream factory" that is Hollywood is little understood outside the business. The Hollywood Studio System fills that gap. It is the first book to describe and analyze the complete development, operation, and reinvention of the global corporate entities that produce and distribute most of the films we watch. 
Starting in 1920, Adolph Zukor, head of Paramount Pictures, helped to fashion Hollywood into a vertically integrated system, a set of economic innovations that was firmly in place by 1930. For the next three decades, the movie industry operated according to these principles. Cultural, social, and economic changes ensured the demise of this system after WWII. Beginning in 1962, Lew Wasserman of Universal Studios emerged as the key innovator in creating a second studio system. Gomery relates the history of these two systems using primary materials from a score of archives across the United States as well as a close reading of both the business and trade press of the time. A number of previously unpublished photos illuminate the narrative. 
Douglas Gomery is Resident Scholar at the Library of American Broadcasting and Film at the University of Maryland.
Title:The Hollywood Studio System: A History: A HistoryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:340 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:July 19, 2005Publisher:British Film InstituteLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1844570649

ISBN - 13:9781844570645


Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION PART I :The Rise of the Studio System, 1895 1930 Introduction to Part 1 -- The Making of a Studio System 1 - Adolph Zukor & Paramount 2 - Loew's/MGM 3 - Fox 4 - Warner Bros. 5 - RKO 6 - Universal, Columbia, & UA 7 - the Hays Office & the Academy PART II The Theatrical Era, 1930s, 1940s & 1950s Preface to Part 2 -- Studio Monopoly Power 8 - Paramount 9 - Loew's/MGM 10 - Twentieth Century Fox 11 - Warner Bros 12 - RKO & Disney 13: Universal, Columbia, & UA 14: Republic & Monogram 15: The Hays & Johnston Offices 16 - The Rise of Unions PART III The Rise of a New Studio System, 1960s-1980s Preface to Part 3 -- The New Studio System 17 - Universal & MCA 18 - Paramount & Gulf + Western 19 - Warner Communications 20 - Twentieth Century Fox 21 - Disney 22 - Columbia & Coca-Cola 23 - Failures 24 - Valenti & MPAA 25 - Unions & Agents CODA The Media Conglomerate System