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The first Hollywood : Florida and the golden age of silent filmmaking, Shawn C. Bean

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The first Hollywood : Florida and the golden age of silent filmmaking
Title
The first Hollywood
Title remainder
Florida and the golden age of silent filmmaking
Statement of responsibility
Shawn C. Bean
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Language
eng
Summary
  • There wasn't always just one Tinseltown. "A compelling story of the rise and fall of Jacksonville, Florida, as a major motion picture studio rival to Hollywood. Along the way you'll meet visionaries, film pioneers, and famous names, as well as grifters and con men."--Richard Alan Nelson, author of Lights! Camera! Florida! "Although nonfiction, at times it reads like a fast-paced novel, telling the story of how it was Jacksonville--not Hollywood--that served as this country's first film capital. A fascinating read."--Patrick D. Smith, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-nominated author, Florida Artists Hall of Fame inductee
  • Jacksonville, Florida, was the king of the infant film industry. Devastated by fire in 1901, rebuilt in a wide variety of architectural styles, sharing the same geographic and meteorological DNA as southern California, the city was an ideal location for northern film production companies looking to relocate. In 1908, New York-based Kalem Studios sent its first crew to Jacksonville. By 1914, fifteen major companies--including Fox and Metro Pictures--had set up shop there. Oliver Hardy, D. W. Griffith, Mary Pickford, and the Barrymores all made movies in the Florida sunshine. In total, nearly 300 films, including the first Technicolor picture ever made, were completed in Jacksonville by 1928. But the city couldn't escape its past. Even as upstart Hollywood boosters sought to discredit Jacksonville, the latter imploded from a combination of political upheaval, simmering racial tensions, disease, and World War I. Shawn Bean uses first-person accounts, filmmaker biographies, newspaper reports, and city and museum archives to bring to light a little-known aspect of film history. Filled with intrigue, backroom shenanigans, and missed opportunities, The First Hollywood is just the kind of drama we've come to expect from the big screen. .. Publisher description
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Bean, Shawn C
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U73
LC item number
B43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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  • Motion picture industry
  • Stummfilm
  • Film
  • Stummfilm
  • Filmproduktion
  • Filmgesellschaft
  • Filmstudio
  • Stummfilm
  • Filmwirtschaft
  • Motion picture industry
  • Jacksonville (Fla.)
  • Jacksonville <Fla.>
  • Florida
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The first Hollywood : Florida and the golden age of silent filmmaking, Shawn C. Bean
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-185) and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. New year's day, twentieth century -- 2. A city burns -- 3. Kalem comes to town -- 4. Meanwhile, on the west coast -- 5. A film town is born -- 6. The movie mayor -- 7. The boom goes boom -- 8. Reel people -- 9. The industry move on -- 10. Jacksonville: act three -- Film listing -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 193 p.
Isbn
9780813032436
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008002685
Other physical details
ill.
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  • (OCoLC)191024140
  • (OCoLC)ocn191024140
Label
The first Hollywood : Florida and the golden age of silent filmmaking, Shawn C. Bean
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-185) and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1. New year's day, twentieth century -- 2. A city burns -- 3. Kalem comes to town -- 4. Meanwhile, on the west coast -- 5. A film town is born -- 6. The movie mayor -- 7. The boom goes boom -- 8. Reel people -- 9. The industry move on -- 10. Jacksonville: act three -- Film listing -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 193 p.
Isbn
9780813032436
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008002685
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191024140
  • (OCoLC)ocn191024140

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