• Sign In
  • Help
  • My Basket0
Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry (Paperback)
  • Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry (Paperback)
zoom

Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry (Paperback)

(author), (author)
£20.00
Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 13/02/2015
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket

Check Marketplace availability

Flickering Empire tells the fascinating yet little-known story of how Chicago served as the unlikely capital of American film production in the years before the rise of Hollywood (1907-1913). As entertaining as it is informative, Flickering Empire straddles the worlds of academic and popular nonfiction in its vivid illustration of the rise and fall of the major Chicago movie studios in the mid-silent era (principally Essanay and Selig Polyscope). Colorful, larger-than-life historical figures, including Thomas Edison, Charlie Chaplin, Oscar Micheaux, and Orson Welles, are major players in the narrative-in addition to important though forgotten industry titans, such as "Colonel" William Selig, George Spoor, and Gilbert "Broncho Billy" Anderson.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231174497
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 397 g
Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 15 mm

You may also be interested in...

Disney During World War Ii
Added to basket
The Fixers
Added to basket
£20.95
Paperback
The Battle of Brazil
Added to basket
Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles
Added to basket
Cinema-by-Sea
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
British Cinema and the Cold War
Added to basket
Scotland's Cinemas
Added to basket
£19.95
Paperback
Tinseltown
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Big Picture
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The International Film Business
Added to basket
Post-classical Hollywood
Added to basket
Very Naughty Boys
Added to basket
The Hollywood Economist 2.0
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.