Hollywood on the Hudson : film and television in New York from Griffith to Sarnoff / Richard Koszarski.Material type: TextPublisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2008Description: 1 online resource (x, 577 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780813545523; 0813545528; 1281801658; 9781281801654Subject(s): Motion picture industry -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Television broadcasting -- New York (State) -- New York -- History | Motion Pictures as Topic | Television | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- Media & Communications | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Telecommunications | PERFORMING ARTS -- Television -- History & Criticism | Motion picture industry | Television broadcasting | New York (State) -- New YorkGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hollywood on the Hudson.DDC classification: 384.809747 LOC classification: PN1993.5.U77 | K67 2008ebOnline resources: Click here to access online
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 499-553) and indexes.
Introduction -- New York pioneer -- Paramount on Long Island -- Freelance filmmaking -- Studio city -- Edison's dream -- Paramount speaks -- Talkies for everyone -- Independent alternatives -- Cartoons in the city -- Film and reality -- Multicultural revival -- A miniature Hollywood -- Radio visions -- Live from New York -- "We have a city here."
Thomas Edison invented his motion picture system in New Jersey in the 1890s, and within a few years most American filmmakers could be found within a mile or two of the Hudson River. They planted themselves here because they needed the artistic and entrepreneurial energy that D.W. Griffith realized New York had in abundance. But as the going rate for land and labor skyrocketed and their business grew more industrialized, most of them moved out. The way most historians explain it, the role of New York in the development of American film ends here. In Hollywood on the Hudson, Richard Koszarski r.
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