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Before Hollywood

Peter Decherney.

in Hollywood

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 3847 words.

‘Before Hollywood’ describes how early film technology and storytelling methods developed out of older media. It begins with Thomas Edison’s Vitascope and the first dedicated movie...

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The blacklist and the Cold War

Peter Decherney.

in Hollywood

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 4257 words.

Hollywood’s foray into politics during World War II had major repercussions in the postwar period. It led to standoffs with conservative factions in Congress, it fractured the Hollywood...

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CLARKSON, Adrienne (<i>born</i> 1939), PC (Can.) 1999; CC 1999 (OC 1992); CMM; CD; co-founder and co-Chair, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, since 2005; Governor General of Canada, 1999–2005

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio. 217 words.

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Digital cinema and the internet

Peter Decherney.

in Hollywood

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 3883 words.

The incorporation of digital images into film and television is as much a revolution as sound, color, or widescreen cinema. And as competition from small and international media companies...

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Five theses on the history of Hollywood

Peter Decherney.

in Hollywood

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 898 words.

The main focus of this VSI is on the big picture: the adoption of new technologies, responses to competition from independent filmmakers, and the impact of the political and cultural tumult...

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GÖNCZ, Árpád (<i>born</i> 1922), President, Republic of Hungary, 1990–2000

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio. 185 words.

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HAVEL, Václav (1936 - 2011), writer; President of Czech Republic, 1993–2003

in Who Was Who

P ublished online April 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Political History; Politics; UK Politics; History; British History; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Social and Cultural History; Media Studies; Radio; Intellectual History; Literature. 297 words.

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Hollywood

Peter Decherney.

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Book. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 160 pages.

Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction tells the story of Hollywood, from its nineteenth-century origins to the emergence of internet media empires. It recounts how the studio system rose out...

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Hollywood at war

Peter Decherney.

in Hollywood

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 4404 words.

Once the U.S. entered World War II, Franklin Delano Roosevelt established the Bureau of Motion Pictures and a number of additional offices and agencies designed to leverage Hollywood as...

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Home video and Indiewood

Peter Decherney.

in Hollywood

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 4226 words.

‘Home video and Indiewood’ describes how in the 1970s and 1980s home video took Hollywood by surprise. The industry took time adjusting to the changes wrought by the new medium, but in the...

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