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City of nets: a portrait of hollywood in the 1940's

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This dazzling story of Hollywood during the decade of its greatest success is a social and cultural history of the movie capital's golden age. Its cast includes actors, writers, musicians and composers, producers and directors, racketeers and labor leaders, journalists and politicians in the turbulent decade from World War II to Korea.
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Grouping Titlecity of nets a portrait of hollywood in the 1940s
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display_descriptionIn 1939, fifty million Americans went to the movies every week, Louis B. Mayer was the highest-paid man in the country, and Hollywood produced 530 feature films a year. One decade and five thousand movies later, the studios were faltering. The 1940s became the decade of Hollywood's decline: anticommunist hysteria excommunicated some of its best talent, while a 1948 antitrust consent decree ended many of the business practices that had made the studio system so profitable.In this masterful work of cultural history, the legendary Otto Friedrich tells the story of Hollywood's heyday and decline in a vivid narrative featuring an all-star cast of the actors, writers, musicians, composers, producers, directors, racketeers, labor leaders, journalists, and politicians who played major parts in the movie capital during the turbulent decade from World War II to the Korean War.Friedrich draws on sources from celebrity biographies to trade-union history, mingling lively gossip with analysis of Hollywood's seedier business dealings and telling the stories of legendary movies such as Citizen Kane, The Maltese Falcon, Double Indemnity, and All About Eve.A classic portrait of a special place in a special time, City of Nets gives us a singular behind-the-scenes glimpse into a bygone era that still captivates our imaginations.
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Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- History
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Social life and customs
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- History
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Social life and customs
title_displayCity of nets : a portrait of Hollywood in the 1940's
title_fullCity of nets : a portrait of Hollywood in the 1940's / Otto Friedrich
City of nets : a portrait of hollywood in the 1940's [electronic resource] / Otto Friedrich
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Social life and customs