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The Resource Hearst over Hollywood : power, passion, and propaganda in the movies, Louis Pizzitola

Hearst over Hollywood : power, passion, and propaganda in the movies, Louis Pizzitola

Label
Hearst over Hollywood : power, passion, and propaganda in the movies
Title
Hearst over Hollywood
Title remainder
power, passion, and propaganda in the movies
Statement of responsibility
Louis Pizzitola
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation Hollywood -- crossroads of filmmaking, mythmaking, and politics -- was dominated by one man more than any other for most of its history. It was William Randolph Hearst who understood how to use cinema to exploit the public's desire for entertainment and to create film propaganda to further his own desire for power. From the start, Hearst saw his future and the future of Hollywood as one and the same. He pioneered and capitalized on the synergistic relationship between yellow journalism and advertising and motion pictures. He sent movie cameramen to the inauguration of William McKinley and the front lines of the Spanish-American War. He played a prominent role in organizing film propaganda for both sides fighting World War I. By the 1910s, Hearst was producing his own pictures -- he ran one of the first animation studios and made many popular and controversial movie serials, including The Perils of Pauline (creating both the scenario and the catchphrase title) and Patria. As a feature film producer, Hearst was responsible for some of the most talked-about movies of the 1920s and 1930s. Behind the scenes in Hollywood, Hearst had few equals -- he was a much-feared power broker from the Silent Era to the Blacklisting Era. Hearst Over Hollywood draws on hundreds of previously unpublished letters and memos, FBI Freedom of Information files, and personal interviews to document the scope of Hearst's power in Hollywood. Louis Pizzitola tells the hidden story of Hearst's shaping influence on both film publicity and film censorship -- getting the word out and keeping it in check -- as well as the growth of the "talkies," and the studio system. He details Hearst's anti-Semitism and anti-Communism, used to retaliate for Citizen Kane and to maintain dominance in the film industry, and exposes his secret film deal with Germany on the eve of World War II. The author also presents new insights into Hearst's relationships with Marion Davies, Will Hays, Louis B. Mayer, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Mussolini, Hitler, and the Kennedys. Hearst Over Hollywood is a tour de force of biography, cultural study, and film history that reveals as never before the brilliance and darkness of Hearst's prophetic connection with Hollywood
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pizzitola, Louis
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Film and culture
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  • Hearst, William Randolph
  • Hearst, William Randolph
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Motion picture industry
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Publishers and publishing
  • California
  • United States
Label
Hearst over Hollywood : power, passion, and propaganda in the movies, Louis Pizzitola
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • It pays to advertise, 1907-1915
  • 6.
  • When men betray, 1915-1918
  • 7.
  • Perils of passion, 1915-1918
  • 8.
  • Trader, 1914-1918
  • 9.
  • The perils of propaganda, 1917-1918
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Fits and starts, 1917-1919
  • 11.
  • Over production, 1919-1922
  • 12.
  • Fire and smoke, 1922-1925
  • 13.
  • Industry, 1925-1929
  • 14.
  • Above the law, 1929-1934
  • Behind the scenes, 1880s-1890s
  • 15.
  • Remote control, 1934-1940
  • 16.
  • Hollywood isolationist, 1940-1947
  • 17.
  • No trespassing, 1947-1951
  • 2.
  • The artist-journalist, 1895-1898
  • 3.
  • Film news, 1898-1906
  • 4.
  • Medium for a new century, 1900-1907
Control code
ocm53206787
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 525 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231507554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.7312/pizz11646
  • 9780231507554
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgrw19
  • bf703f67-8d0b-4958-9a53-5ac8b5a9279c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53206787
Label
Hearst over Hollywood : power, passion, and propaganda in the movies, Louis Pizzitola
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • It pays to advertise, 1907-1915
  • 6.
  • When men betray, 1915-1918
  • 7.
  • Perils of passion, 1915-1918
  • 8.
  • Trader, 1914-1918
  • 9.
  • The perils of propaganda, 1917-1918
  • 1.
  • 10.
  • Fits and starts, 1917-1919
  • 11.
  • Over production, 1919-1922
  • 12.
  • Fire and smoke, 1922-1925
  • 13.
  • Industry, 1925-1929
  • 14.
  • Above the law, 1929-1934
  • Behind the scenes, 1880s-1890s
  • 15.
  • Remote control, 1934-1940
  • 16.
  • Hollywood isolationist, 1940-1947
  • 17.
  • No trespassing, 1947-1951
  • 2.
  • The artist-journalist, 1895-1898
  • 3.
  • Film news, 1898-1906
  • 4.
  • Medium for a new century, 1900-1907
Control code
ocm53206787
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 525 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231507554
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 10.7312/pizz11646
  • 9780231507554
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgrw19
  • bf703f67-8d0b-4958-9a53-5ac8b5a9279c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)53206787

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