Death of the Moguls: The End of Classical Hollywood

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Dixon, Wheeler W., 1950–
   Death of the moguls : the end of classical Hollywood / Wheeler Winston Dixon.
 U+00A      p. cm. — (Techniques of the moving image)
   Includes bibliographical references and index.
   ISBN 978–0–8135–5376–4 (hardcover : alk. paper) — ISBN 978–0–8135–5377–1
(pbk. : alk. paper) — ISBN 978–0–8135–5378–8 (e-book)
   1. Motion picture studios—California—Los Angeles—History—20th century.
2. Motion picture industry—California—Los Angeles—History—20th century.
3. Motion pictures—California—Los Angeles—History—20th century.
4. Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)—History—20th century. I. Title.
   PN1993.5.U65D59   2012
384′.80979494—dc23
                                                                                                   2011046940

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Death of the Moguls: The End of Classical Hollywood
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Prologue 1
  • Chapter 1 - The Postwar Collapse 12
  • Chapter 2 - White Fang at Columbia 36
  • Chapter 3 - Z for Zanuck 65
  • Chapter 4 - Mayer’s Mgm 88
  • Chapter 5 - Zukor and Paramount 113
  • Chapter 6 - The Major Minors 136
  • Chapter 7 - Universal Goes Corporate 168
  • Chapter 8 - That’s All, Folks- Jack Warner’s Lost Kingdom 192
  • Works Cited and Consulted 225
  • Index 231
  • About the Author 249
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