Gloversville, New York, where he found work sweeping the floor of a glove factory and was nicknamed “Goldfish.” After three years, at the age of 22, he became Gloversville's top solicitor. He didn't step into the movie industry, however, until 1913 when a collaboration between Jesse Lasky, Cecil B. DeMille, and himself created the first feature-length film made in Hollywood, The Squaw Man.  The Goldwyn Productions was started in 1916 when Goldfish paired up with Broadway's Edgar and Alan Selwyn. Liking
their favorite actor or actress get all dolled up for the awards. Some people watch to see if their favorite movie will take home gold or take home all of the awards for the evening. Each year we curl up on the couch to watch the Academy Awards, but how did it get started and become the big event it is today? The idea for the Academy Awards started at a dinner party held by studio chief Louis B. Mayer in the early 1927. Mayer and his guests- actor Conrad Nagel, director Fred Niblo and producer Fred
Elmer Bernstein was a composer best known for his many soundtracks displayed in movies. Bernstein began his career at a young age and continued composing for five decades. He is praised for his many contributions to the film industry with his “golden touch”. His impact on music is still felt today, and he will always be mourned by friends, family, and especially moviemakers. It is common for artists to be pigeonholed as a composer for just one category, but Elmer refused to accept just one label
Cecil B. DeMille is regarded by many to be the founder of Hollywood, given that his 1914 film, The Squaw Man, was the first important full-length motion picture made in Hollywood. As Joel W. Finler considers, the film "accelerated the trend toward establishing California as the new home of movie-making" . However, it is in his depiction of the `new woman' that the director is both celebrated and derided. In many of his films, DeMille illustrates the rise of consumer culture that had begun in the
best films in motion picture history, so what was so controversial about it that made Hollywood so scared? The answer is that the film dealt with the truth about Hollywood and its stars. It scared people because it portrayed the life of a faded movie star in a realistic way, making members of Hollywood evaluate their careers and life after stardom. However, it was not only the plot that terrified Hollywood, but also Wilder’s casting of Gloria Swanson and Erich Von Stroheim in two of the leading
A brief story Having lived in the United States for over four years, I find myself working harder and harder every day and not getting anywhere. Until finally I got a break of a lifetime, I have find a job that would not only pay me a few bucks more, and why not. Working at a fast food restaurant was not something I wanted to do for the rest of my life. So anyhow, that break came when I applied with a prestige airline. Who ever would think that I would’ve gotten such a job. This airline was looking
Lum and Abner What is the first thing you think of when you here of the 1930’s, Amos and Andy or how about Lum and Abner? Lum and Abner weren’t really expected to do anything with their lives; they were just having fun trying to make something of them selves. They became two of the most famous people from Polk and Montgomery counties: Chet Lauck- Lum, Norris Goff- Abner, and the history of Lum and Abner. Chester Lauck was born in Alleene, Arkansas, February 2, 1902. (Alleene, Arkansas)(www.mu
with her absurd facial expressions and her comic acting. She pushed her boundaries and limits and got farther than many women in the television industry. After being told she would never make it, being a model, and receiving minor roles for decades, she was able to reach the success she earned. Lucille Ball has not only influenced the television industry for decades, but she also influenced the way performers approach things and influenced women to fight for their rights.
The Studio System Key point about the studio system could be: Despite being one of the biggest industries in the United States, indeed the World, the internal workings of the 'dream factory' that is Hollywood is little understood outside the business. The Hollywood Studio System: A History is the first book to describe and analyse the complete development, classic operation, and reinvention of the global corporate entities which produce and distribute most of the films we watch.
the United States where, after a short visit with a cousin in Chicago, she proceeded to find work almost immediately in Hollywood, first as an extra and then as a junior screenwriter. It was while she was working at the studio for director Cecil B. DeMille that she met her future husband, Frank O'Connor. He was a minor actor, described as handsome and kind, but "by all evidence unassertive, passive, not at all like the Rand version of the ideal man" (Gladstein 9). Although some sources allege