Hollywood Of The Rockies

Author: Michael J. Spencer
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625846525
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In the early days of the twentieth century, movies weren't made in California. As America's film pioneers traveled westward, Colorado became a beacon to them, contributing to the early motion picture business with all the relish and gusto of a western saga. The gorgeous natural scenery was perfect for the country's (and the world's) growing infatuation with the West, turning Colorado itself into a bigger star of the early cinema than any particular actor. Using rare photos and contemporary accounts, writer and filmmaker Michael J. Spencer explores the little-known filmmaking industry that flourished in the Rocky Mountains between 1895 and 1915--west of New York but east of Hollywood.

The American Film Institute Catalog Of Motion Pictures Produced In The United States

Author: American Film Institute
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520079083
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"The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness."Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: "The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog."Thomas Cripps "Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."Arthur Schlesinger, Jr."

Of Mines And Beer

Author: Dave Thomas
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781477499412
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It is estimated that there were more than 4,000 breweries producing more than nine million barrels of beer across the U.S. in the early 1870s. In 1880, the Internal Revenue Service reported there were 2,830 operating breweries in the United States, while Germany reported nearly 11,000 around the same time. In comparison, the brewing town of Burton-on Trent, England had a population of 10,000 people and thirty breweries in 1880. Colorado had an estimated 200,000 people and twenty breweries in 1880, with five of them in Gilpin County. The total number of breweries in the US today is 2,000 with more than 140 in Colorado.This is the story of the breweries and brewers that called Gilpin County home and brewed beer for thousands of thirsty miners in the last half of the nineteenth century as well as references to other beer-related events in Central City, Black Hawk, Mountain City, Nevadaville, Russell Gulch, Rollinsville, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Golden, Denver, Boulder, Aspen, Scotland, England, Germany, Colorado and the world.

From Pinewood To Hollywood

Author: I. Scott
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230289738
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This book is about the emigration, film careers and socio-cultural influence of British filmmakers moving to Hollywood in the studio era. It deals with some of the unknown and neglected émigrés, as well as the leading lights who founded, initiated and ensured that American film became the leading national cinema of the twentieth century.

Fast Food Nation

Author: Eric Schlosser
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547750331
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Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

Doc Holliday

Author: Gary L. Roberts
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118130979
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"You can't beat this story for drama. . . . An omnibus of everything ever known, spoken, or written about Doc Holliday." -Publishers Weekly "An engagingly written, persuasively argued, solidly documented work of scholarship that will surely take its place in the literature of the Old West." -Booklist In Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend, the historian Gary Roberts takes aim at the most complex, perplexing, and paradoxical gunfighter of the Old West, drawing on more than twenty years of research-including new primary sources-in his quest to separate the life from the legend. Doc Holliday was a study in contrasts: the legendary gunslinger who made his living as a dentist; the emaciated consumptive whose very name struck fear in the hearts of his enemies; the degenerate gambler and alcoholic whose fierce loyalty to his friends compelled him, more than once, to risk his own life; and the sidekick whose near-mythic status rivals that of the West's greatest heroes. With lively details of Holliday's spirited exploits, his relationships with such Western icons as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, this book sheds new light on one of the most mysterious figures of frontier history.

Republic Studios

Author: Richard M. Hurst
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081085886X
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"In this updated edition of Republic Studios: Between Poverty Row and the Majors, Richard M. Hurst documents the influence and significance of this major B studio. Originally published in 1979, this book provides a brief overview of the studio's economic structure, and charts its output. Hurst examines the various genres represented by the studio, including the comedies of Judy Canova and Westerns featuring Autry, Rogers, and the Three Mesquiteers. This book also addresses the nonseries B films Republic produced, as well as such rare films as Wake of the Red Witch, Sands of Iwo Jima, and John Ford's the Quiet Man, all starring John Wayne."--BOOK JACKET.

Encyclopedia Of The Great Plains

Author: David J. Wishart
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803247871
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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have

Hollywood S America

Author: Steven Mintz
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405190035
Size: 50.58 MB
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Fully revised, updated, and extended, this compilation of interpretive essays and primary documents teaches students to read films as cultural artifacts within the contexts of actual past events. A new edition of this classic textbook, which ties movies into the broader narrative of US and film history Ten new articles which consider recently released films, as well as issues of gender and ethnicity Well-organized within a chronological framework with thematic treatments to provide a valuable resource for students of the history of American film Fourth edition includes completely new images throughout