From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From Library Journal
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I found this book to be both interesting and enjoyable to read.
An easy to read writer, Thomas Schatz details how the studio system worked from the silent era to its final collapse in the 1960s.
The book is remarkably easy to follow (compared to any of Andrew Sarris's works) and includes numerous photographs.
The author takes us through the story of four Hollywood studios: MGM, WB, Universal and Selznick. No mention or Paramount or Fox, and RKO. To make this simpler. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Eric Mascarin Perigault
Usually reviews start with things like "If you like....then you will love......"
This book gets into the personalities of the studio moguls, and their relationships. Read more
I owned Schatz's book earlier, and it is like no other in that it takes each studio as a separate entity, although MGM gets more bites of the apple... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Michael J. Fawcett
I found this book to be both interesting and enjoyable to read. It is a historical account of relevant events and materials from the Golden Age of Hollywood, documented along a... Read morePublished on July 24, 2012 by Reality Sets In
Book was in quality condition. The availability was suspect, as it was supposedly in stock but i received multiple emails about the delay of its availability.Published on July 12, 2010 by JP
Great stuff! Read this book and you'll understand why movies are a business first, art second. Always have been and always will be. Read morePublished on August 16, 2008 by R. Walker