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
  • "Hollywood - crossroads of moviemaking, 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 the 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  • "Hearst Over Hollywood draws on hundreds of previously unpublished letters and memos, FBI Freedom of Information files, and personal interviews to document the scope of Hearst's power in Hollywood.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 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."--Jacket
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pizzitola, Louis
Dewey number
  • 791.43/023/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.H43
LC item number
P59 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
791.43 P695h
Series statement
Film and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hearst, William Randolph
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Publishers and publishing
  • Motion picture industry
Label
Hearst over Hollywood : power, passion, and propaganda in the movies, Louis Pizzitola
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Behind the scenes, 1880s-1890s -- the artist-journalist, 1895-1898 -- Film news, 1898-1906 -- medium for a new century, 1900-1907 -- It pays to avertise, 1907-1915 -- When men betray, 1915-1918 -- Trader, 1914-1918 -- the perils of propaganda, 1917-1918 -- fits and starts, 1917-1919 -- over production, 1919-1922 -- fire and smoke, 1922-1925 -- industry, 1925-1929 -- above the law, 1929-1934 -- remote control, 1934-1940 -- Hollywood isolationist, 1940-1947 -- no trespassing, 1947-1951
Control code
ocm47717803
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 525 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231116466
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001047230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)47717803
Label
Hearst over Hollywood : power, passion, and propaganda in the movies, Louis Pizzitola
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Behind the scenes, 1880s-1890s -- the artist-journalist, 1895-1898 -- Film news, 1898-1906 -- medium for a new century, 1900-1907 -- It pays to avertise, 1907-1915 -- When men betray, 1915-1918 -- Trader, 1914-1918 -- the perils of propaganda, 1917-1918 -- fits and starts, 1917-1919 -- over production, 1919-1922 -- fire and smoke, 1922-1925 -- industry, 1925-1929 -- above the law, 1929-1934 -- remote control, 1934-1940 -- Hollywood isolationist, 1940-1947 -- no trespassing, 1947-1951
Control code
ocm47717803
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 525 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780231116466
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001047230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)47717803

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