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The man who made the movies

Vanda Krefft

The man who made the movies

the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox

by Vanda Krefft

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Motion picture industry,
  • Motion picture producers and directors,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • About the Edition

    A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur--like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary--who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire. Although a major Hollywood studio still bears William Fox"s name, the man himself has mostly been forgotten by history, even written off as a failure. Now, in this fascinating biography, Vanda Krefft corrects the record, explaining why Fox"s legacy is central to the history of Hollywood. At the heart of William Fox"s life was the myth of the American Dream. His story intertwines the fate of the nineteenth-century immigrants who flooded into New York, the city"s vibrant and ruthless gilded age history, and the birth of America"s movie industry amid the dawn of the modern era. Drawing on a decade of original research, The Man Who Made the Movies offers a rich, compelling look at a complex man emblematic of his time, one of the most fascinating and formative eras in American history. Growing up in Lower East Side tenements, the eldest son of impoverished Hungarian immigrants, Fox began selling candy on the street. That entrepreneurial ambition eventually grew one small Brooklyn theater into a

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementVanda Krefft
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 927 pages, [16] pages of plates
    Number of Pages927
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26939010M
    ISBN 100061136069
    ISBN 109780061136061
    OCLC/WorldCa1002678502

    Man-Made Monster is a American black-and-white science fiction-horror film from Universal Pictures, produced by Jack Bernhard, directed by George Waggner, that stars Lon Chaney, Jr. (in his horror film debut) and Lionel Atwill. Man-Made Monster was re-released under various titles including Electric Man and The Mysterious Dr. t Pictures re-released the film in under the title Produced by: Jack Bernhard. Review: William Fox, ‘The Man Who Made the Movies’ A pioneer and overreacher, Fox cared more about real estate than film. When the Depression hit, it set off a crisis that finally cost him.

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    The Thin Man () is a detective novel by Dashiell Hammett, originally published in the December issue of appeared in book form the following month. Hammett never wrote a sequel but the book became the basis for a successful six-part film series, which also began in with The Thin Man and starred William Powell and Myrna Loy. The Thin Man television series aired on NBC Author: Dashiell Hammett. THE MAN WHO MADE MOVIES EHS, M– GEH. Eastman Correspondence. On 5 March, the day Dickson received his shipment, George Eastman wrote Wm. H. Walker, who was in charge of Kodak, London, that they had been making emulsion since 1 February, but had trouble with film. They were not using the previous formula, but Monroe’s own Cited by: 6.


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"The Man Who Made the Movies" -- the story of William Fox and the studio he created is a remarkable and unique book. Having been in the film industry myself, I find most books about "movies" either superficial, sensationalized or outright fiction.4/5.

Drawing on a decade of original research, The Man Who Made the Movies offers a rich, compelling look at a complex man emblematic of his time, one of the most fascinating and formative eras in American history. Growing up in Lower East Side tenements, the eldest son of impoverished Hungarian immigrants, Fox began selling candy on the street.

The Washington Book Review. Stunningly researched, lucidly told, and consistently illuminating, The Man Who Made the Movies is actually the story of America: the tale of an immigrant who rises high, a captain of industry capturing dreams, a visionary later forgotten after the forces he helped to broker bring him down.

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This is the first in-depth biography of Twentieth Century Fox founder William Fox who was, in my view, the most important of all the 5/5(2). Rich in behind-the-scenes stories about such modern classics as It Happened One Night, Dawn Patrol, The Champ, Born Yesterday, Father of the Bride, and Shadow of a Doubt, as well as in anecdotes about the men and women of Hollywood, this book is an enduring tribute to the men who made the movies.

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