Boom and Bust: American Cinema in the 1940s

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University of California Press, 23 lis 1999 - 571
Boom and Bust traces the movie industry through the momentous decade of the 1940s. It discusses changes in the structure of the studio system—including the shift to independent production—and the dominant stars, genres, and production trends through the period.
 

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Introduction
1
The Motion Picture Industry in 194o1941
11
The Hollywood Studio System in 194o1941
41
Prewar Stars Genres and Production Trends
79
The Motion Picture Industry During World War II
131
The Hollywood Studio System 19421945
169
Wartime Stars Genres and Production Trends
203
The Office of War Information
262
Documenting the 194os
397
Television and Hollywood in the 194os
422
Experimental and AvantGarde Cinema in the 194os
445
Total Number of Theaters in the United States 194o195o
461
Exhibitors Poll of Top Ten BoxOffice Stars 194o1949
469
National Board of Review 194o1949
479
Bibliography
527
General Index
535

The Postwar Motion Picture Industry
285
The Hollywood Studio System 19461949
329
Postwar Stars Genres and Production Trends
353

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Thomas Schatz is Philip G. Warner Professor of Communication at the University of Texas, Austin. His previous books include The Genius of the System: Hollywood Filmmaking in the Studio Era (1996) and Hollywood Film Genres (1980). He is a regular contributor to various television programs on film, including the PBS series The American Cinema.

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