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A special relationship : Britain comes to Hollywood and Hollywood comes to Britain, Anthony Slide

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A special relationship : Britain comes to Hollywood and Hollywood comes to Britain
Title
A special relationship
Title remainder
Britain comes to Hollywood and Hollywood comes to Britain
Statement of responsibility
Anthony Slide
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
"A Special Relationship provides not only a historical overview of the British in Hollywood, but also a detailed study of the contributions made by American individuals and companies to British cinema from the beginning of the twentieth century onwards. The story begins with Ohio-born Charles Urban who came to London in 1898 and deserves credit for major involvement in the creation of a British film industry. While Ireland was still a part of Britain, the New York-based Kalem Company made films there from 1910 to 1913. British producers realized the importance of American stars, and many actors, beginning with Florence Turner (who was arguably also the first American star), made numerous British films. In the 1920s, such Hollywood stars as Mae Marsh, Betty Blythe, and Dorothy Gish remained active in Britain. In the 1930s, as their careers came to a halt, more than one hundred former American stars made the trip to England, partly as a vacation and partly in the hope of reenergizing their careers. Chapters discuss American cinematographers at work in Britain in the 1920s and 1930s and the introduction of Technicolor to British films. Diversity is represented by African American performers (most notably Paul Robeson), the Chinese American star Anna May Wong, along with female filmmakers from Hollywood. With Britain's declaration of war on Germany, there were Americans who stayed, such as Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyon, contributing to the war effort. America became actively involved in British cinema after World War II, with many Hollywood studios producing films there. As the years progressed, the British film industry became an international film industry. The book concludes with the Harry Potter and James Bond series, indicative of a new international cinema, with financing and behind-the-camera talent coming from the United States, but with British locales and British stars"--
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Slide, Anthony
Dewey number
791.430973
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
S5535 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture industry
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • HISTORY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion pictures
  • Great Britain
  • United States
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A special relationship : Britain comes to Hollywood and Hollywood comes to Britain, Anthony Slide
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
897001862
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496802378
Lccn
2014046322
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897001862
Label
A special relationship : Britain comes to Hollywood and Hollywood comes to Britain, Anthony Slide
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
897001862
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781496802378
Lccn
2014046322
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897001862

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