Working in Hollywood: How the Studio System Turned Creativity Into Labor

Author(s): Ronny Regev

Date: Format: epub Language: English ISBN/ASIN: 1469636506
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A historical past of the Hollywood movie business as a contemporary device of work, this ebook finds a very powerful untold tale of an influential twentieth-century place of business. Ronny Regev argues that the Hollywood studio device institutionalized ingenious exertions through systemizing and standardizing the paintings of actors, administrators, writers, and cinematographers, meshing creative sensibilities with the efficiency-minded rationale of business capitalism. The workers of the studios emerged as a brand new magnificence: they had been salary laborers with huge salaries, artists subjected to budgets and supervision, stars certain through contracts. As such, those employees other people like Clark Gable, Katharine Hepburn, and Anita Loos had been the outliers within the American personnel, an peculiar running magnificence. Through intensive use of oral histories, non-public correspondence, studio archives, and the papers of main Hollywood luminaries in addition to their less-known contemporaries, Regev demonstrates that, as a part of their contribution to pop culture, Hollywood studios akin to Paramount, Warner Bros., and MGM cultivated a brand new type of exertions, one who made paintings look like myth.
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