The Resource Hemingway and his conspirators : Hollywood, Scribners, and the making of American celebrity culture, Leonard J. Leff

Hemingway and his conspirators : Hollywood, Scribners, and the making of American celebrity culture, Leonard J. Leff

Label
Hemingway and his conspirators : Hollywood, Scribners, and the making of American celebrity culture
Title
Hemingway and his conspirators
Title remainder
Hollywood, Scribners, and the making of American celebrity culture
Statement of responsibility
Leonard J. Leff
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Paying close attention to the emergent mass marketplace of the 1920s and early 1930s, Hemingway and His Conspirators goes beyond other books to show how Hemingway and his work were packaged, marketed, and sold in the early years of his career. Max Perkins, the editor known to us for his prowess in cultivating writers and manuscripts, is here revealed as a brilliant marketer who weighed the public effects of certain word choice, arranged for magazine serialization and promotion of Hemingway's novels, and - crucially - distributed countless photographs of the author in order to expand the boundaries of his audience. Rich in detail and anecdote, Hemingway and His Conspirators profiles the nascent media age and its personalities - among them F. Scott Fitzgerald, Helen Hayes, Sinclair Lewis, David O. Selznick, and Gary Cooper. It shows how and why Hemingway moved from the publisher Boni and Liveright (described as "the Jazz Age in microcosm, with all its extremes of hysteria and of cynicism") to Charles Scribner's Sons, generally known throughout the industry as "ultraconservative." It reveals what Scribners and its influential editor did well for Hemingway and what they may have done less well. Perhaps most important, it shows how Paramount Pictures' big screen adaptation of A Farewell to Arms catapulted the author to icon status. Set in the 1920s, Hemingway and His Conspirators tells a backstage story of the tangle of literature, publishing, and motion pictures in the formative years of the modern mass market we take for granted today. Those formative years changed the meaning of the word "celebrity" forever
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leff, Leonard J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.E37
LC item number
Z68935 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Hemingway, Ernest
  • Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Charles Scribner's Sons
  • Authorship
  • Authors and publishers
  • Literature publishing
  • Authors and readers
  • Film adaptations
  • Authorship
  • Art appreciation
  • Authors and publishers
  • Authors and readers
  • Authorship
  • Authorship
  • Film adaptations
  • Literature publishing
  • Romans
  • Amerikaans
  • Uitgevers
  • Verkooptechnieken
  • Vermarktung
  • Verleger
  • Veröffentlichung
  • United States
Label
Hemingway and his conspirators : Hollywood, Scribners, and the making of American celebrity culture, Leonard J. Leff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-239) 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
  • 5.
  • Winner Take Nothing
  • 1.
  • The Battler
  • 2.
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • 3.
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • 4.
  • Death in the Afternoon
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780847685448
Lccn
97011766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36726836
  • (OCoLC)ocm36726836
Label
Hemingway and his conspirators : Hollywood, Scribners, and the making of American celebrity culture, Leonard J. Leff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-239) 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
  • 5.
  • Winner Take Nothing
  • 1.
  • The Battler
  • 2.
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • 3.
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • 4.
  • Death in the Afternoon
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 255 pages
Isbn
9780847685448
Lccn
97011766
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36726836
  • (OCoLC)ocm36726836

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