Working In Hollywood

Author: Ronny Regev
Editor: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469637065
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A history of the Hollywood film industry as a modern system of labor, this book reveals an important untold story of an influential twentieth-century workplace. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood studio system institutionalized creative labor by systemizing and standardizing the work of actors, directors, writers, and cinematographers, meshing artistic sensibilities with the efficiency-minded rationale of industrial capitalism. The employees of the studios emerged as a new class: they were wage laborers with enormous salaries, artists subjected to budgets and supervision, stars bound by contracts. As such, these workers--people like Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, and Anita Loos--were the outliers in the American workforce, an extraordinary working class. Through extensive use of oral histories, personal correspondence, studio archives, and the papers of leading Hollywood luminaries as well as their less-known contemporaries, Regev demonstrates that, as part of their contribution to popular culture, Hollywood studios such as Paramount, Warner Bros., and MGM cultivated a new form of labor, one that made work seem like fantasy.
Working in Hollywood
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Ronny Regev
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-25 - Publisher: UNC Press Books

A history of the Hollywood film industry as a modern system of labor, this book reveals an important untold story of an influential twentieth-century workplace. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood studio system institutionalized creative labor by systemizing and standardizing the work of actors, directors, writers, and cinematographers, meshing artistic
Working in Hollywood
Language: en
Pages: 546
Authors: Tom Wright, Alexandra Brouwer, Thomas Lee Wright
Categories: Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1990 - Publisher: Crown

This in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the making of movies introduces readers to make-up crews, gaffers, editors, writers, sound persons, projectionists, and others
George Gallup in Hollywood
Language: en
Pages: 284
Authors: Susan Ohmer
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

Explores the use of George Gallup's opinion polling techniques by the film industry in the 1930's and '40's. Traces Gallup's intellectual and methodological developments, examining his comprehensive approach to market research from his early education in the advertising industry to his later work in Hollywood.
Russians in Hollywood, Hollywood's Russians
Language: en
Pages: 314
Authors: Harlow Robinson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: UPNE

The story of Russian emigres in Hollywood and the depiction of Russians in Hollywood films
British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935–1965
Language: en
Pages: 201
Authors: L. Colletta
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-12-10 - Publisher: Springer

British Novelists in Hollywood, 1935-1965 calls attention to the shifting grounds of cultural expression by highlighting Hollywood as a site that unsettled definitions and narratives of colonialism and national identity for prominent British novelists such as Christopher Isherwood, P.G. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh, and J.B. Priestley.