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The Resource Warner Bros : the making of an American movie studio, David Thomson

Warner Bros : the making of an American movie studio, David Thomson

Label
Warner Bros : the making of an American movie studio
Title
Warner Bros
Title remainder
the making of an American movie studio
Statement of responsibility
David Thomson
Title variation
Warner Brothers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Behind the scenes at the legendary Warner Brothers film studio, where four immigrant brothers transformed themselves into the moguls and masters of American fantasy Warner Bros charts the rise of an unpromising film studio from its shaky beginnings in the early twentieth century through its ascent to the pinnacle of Hollywood influence and popularity. The Warner Brothers-Harry, Albert, Sam, and Jack-arrived in America as unschooled Jewish immigrants, yet they founded a studio that became the smartest, toughest, and most radical in all of Hollywood. David Thomson provides fascinating and original interpretations of Warner Brothers pictures from the pioneering talkie The Jazz Singer through black-and-white musicals, gangster movies, and such dramatic romances as Casablanca, East of Eden, and Bonnie and Clyde. He recounts the storied exploits of the studio's larger-than-life stars, among them Al Jolson, James Cagney, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Humphrey Bogart, James Dean, Doris Day, and Bugs Bunny. The Warner brothers' cultural impact was so profound, Thomson writes, that their studio became "one of the enterprises that helped us see there might be an American dream out there."
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
384/.80979494
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1999.W3
LC item number
T46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish lives
Label
Warner Bros : the making of an American movie studio, David Thomson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction: families and stories -- The greatest moment? -- What are brothers for? -- Family dinner -- Mustache -- For liberty? -- Rinty -- Mama, darling -- Now -- My forgotten man -- Be somebody -- Bette v. Everyone -- Contracts and company -- Unafraid? -- Bogart -- After the war, before the end -- Jacob's ladder
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780300197600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027296566
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn972772908
  • (OCoLC)972772908
  • ucoclc972772908
Label
Warner Bros : the making of an American movie studio, David Thomson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction: families and stories -- The greatest moment? -- What are brothers for? -- Family dinner -- Mustache -- For liberty? -- Rinty -- Mama, darling -- Now -- My forgotten man -- Be somebody -- Bette v. Everyone -- Contracts and company -- Unafraid? -- Bogart -- After the war, before the end -- Jacob's ladder
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 220 pages
Isbn
9780300197600
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027296566
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn972772908
  • (OCoLC)972772908
  • ucoclc972772908

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