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The Resource Flickering empire : how Chicago invented the U.S. film industry, Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

Flickering empire : how Chicago invented the U.S. film industry, Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

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Flickering empire : how Chicago invented the U.S. film industry
Title
Flickering empire
Title remainder
how Chicago invented the U.S. film industry
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Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer
Title variation
How Chicago invented the U.S. film industry
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Language
eng
Summary
Flickering Empire tells the fascinating yet little-known story of how Chicago served as the unlikely capital of American film production in the years before the rise of Hollywood (1907-1913). As entertaining as it is informative, Flickering Empire straddles the worlds of academic and popular nonfiction in its vivid illustration of the rise and fall of the major Chicago movie studios in the mid-silent era (principally Essanay and Selig Polyscope). Colorful, larger-than-life historical figures, including Thomas Edison, Charlie Chaplin, Oscar Micheaux, and Orson Welles, are major players in the narrative -- in addition to important though forgotten industry titans, such as "Colonel" William Selig, George Spoor, and Gilbert "Broncho Billy" Anderson. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Smith, Michael Glover
Dewey number
384/.80977311
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U74
LC item number
S63 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Selzer, Adam
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  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture industry
  • Illinois
  • Filmindustrin, Chicago, USA
  • Cine
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Flickering empire : how Chicago invented the U.S. film industry, Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Foreword / Susan Doll -- Preface: Hollywood before Hollywood -- Thomas Edison, invention and the dawn of a new Chicago -- Edison's kinetoscope and pre-motion-picture entertainment -- The Columbian exposition -- The dawn of exhibition -- Chicago Rising -- Colonel William Selig -- George Spoor, George Kleine, and the rise of the Nickelodeon -- Gilbert "Broncho Billy" Anderson -- The Edison trust -- The Golden Age of Chicago film production -- The Golden age of Essanay -- The Golden Age of Selig Polyscope -- Essanay signs Charlie Chaplin -- Chaplin in Chicago: His new job -- It all came crashing down -- The decline of the Chicago studios -- Major M.L.C. Funkhouser and the Chicago censorship code -- Epilogue -- Post Script: Oscar and Orson
Control code
ocn900031618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780231174480
Lccn
2015296681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231174497
  • (OCoLC)900031618
Label
Flickering empire : how Chicago invented the U.S. film industry, Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Susan Doll -- Preface: Hollywood before Hollywood -- Thomas Edison, invention and the dawn of a new Chicago -- Edison's kinetoscope and pre-motion-picture entertainment -- The Columbian exposition -- The dawn of exhibition -- Chicago Rising -- Colonel William Selig -- George Spoor, George Kleine, and the rise of the Nickelodeon -- Gilbert "Broncho Billy" Anderson -- The Edison trust -- The Golden Age of Chicago film production -- The Golden age of Essanay -- The Golden Age of Selig Polyscope -- Essanay signs Charlie Chaplin -- Chaplin in Chicago: His new job -- It all came crashing down -- The decline of the Chicago studios -- Major M.L.C. Funkhouser and the Chicago censorship code -- Epilogue -- Post Script: Oscar and Orson
Control code
ocn900031618
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 214 pages
Isbn
9780231174480
Lccn
2015296681
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780231174497
  • (OCoLC)900031618

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