United Artists Volume 1 1919 1950

United Artists  Volume 1  1919   1950

The Origin of the Idea Who first suggested the organization of artists that became UA is a matter of dispute . Film historians from the twenties to the present day have credited Benjamin P. Schulberg with the original idea.21 Their ...

Author: Tino Balio

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299230031

Category: Performing Arts

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United Artists was a unique motion picture company in the history of Hollywood. Founded by Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, and director D.W. Griffith—four of the greatest names of the silent era—United Artists functioned as a distribution company for independent producers. In this lively and detailed history of United Artists from 1919 through 1951, film scholar Tino Balio chronicles the company’s struggle for survival, its rise to prominence as the Tiffany of the industry, and its near extinction in the 1940s. This edition is updated with a new introduction by Balio that places in relief UA’s operations for those readers who may be unfamiliar with film industry practices and adds new perspective to the company’s place within Hollywood.
Categories: Performing Arts

United Artists Volume 2 1951 1978

United Artists  Volume 2  1951   1978

All three pictures independently produced , all three released by United Artists . How did United Artists - " the company built by the stars " —go from being a company near death , in 1951 , to the most successful company in the history ...

Author: Tino Balio

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299230139

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 472

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In this second volume of Tino Balio’s history of United Artists, he examines the turnaround of the company in the hands of Arthur Krim and Robert Benjamin in the 1950s, when United Artists devised a successful strategy based on the financing and distribution of independent production that transformed the company into an industry leader. Drawing on corporate records and interviews, Balio follows United Artists through its merger with Transamerica in the 1960s and its sale to MGM after the financial debacle of the film Heaven’s Gate. With its attention to the role of film as both an art form and an economic institution, United Artists: The Company That Changed the Film Industry is an indispensable study of one company’s fortunes from the 1950s to the 1980s and a clear-eyed analysis of the film industry as a whole. This edition includes an expanded introduction that examines the history of United Artists from 1978 to 2008, as well as an account of Arthur Krim’s attempt to mirror UA’s success at Orion Pictures from 1978 to 1991.
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United Artists

United Artists

United Artists' and Transamerica's reputation and to keep Lorimar in alignment. The recommendation was vital in shaping United Artists' response and is indicative of the importance of the distributor's role in the film business: A ...

Author: Peter Krämer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429603235

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Established in 1919 by Hollywood's top talent United Artists has had an illustrious history, from Hollywood minor to industry leader to a second-tier media company in the shadow of MGM. This edited collection brings together leading film historians to examine key aspects of United Artists' centennial history from its origins to the sometimes chaotic developments of the last four decades. The focus is on several key executives – ranging from Joseph Schenck to Paula Wagner and Tom Cruise – and on many of the people making films for United Artists, including Gloria Swanson, David O. Selznick, Kirk Douglas, the Mirisch brothers and Woody Allen. Drawing on a wide range of primary sources, individual case studies explore the mutually supportive but also in places highly contentious relationships between United Artists and its producers, the difficult balance between artistic and commercial objectives, and the resulting hits and misses (among them The General, the Pink Panther franchise, Heaven’s Gate, Cruising, and Hot Tub Time Machine). The second volume in the Routledge Hollywood Centenary series, United Artists is a fascinating and comprehensive study of the firm’s history and legacy, perfect for students and researchers of cinema and film history, media industries, and Hollywood.
Categories: Social Science

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105119498520

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United Artists

United Artists

The Company in Place United Artists Music was to license music from UA's pictures for performances on radio , television , records , and tapes . Starting out inauspiciously in 1958 with the soundtrack of Paris Holiday , which starred ...

Author: Tino Balio

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The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry

UA. SEE UNITED ARTISTS CORPORATION UIP (Universal International Pictures) was created in London in the early 1980s as the European distributor for Paramount*, Universal*, and MGM/UA (now superceded by Turner Entertainment Co.) ...

Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135925543

Category: Reference

Page: 256

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The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry is a completely revised and updated edition of Anthony Slide's The American Film Industry, originally published in 1986 and recipient of the American Library Association's Outstanding Reference Book award for that year. More than 200 new entries have been added, and all original entries have been updated; each entry is followed by a short bibliography. As its predecessor, the new dictionary is unique in that it is not a who's who of the industry, but rather a what's what: a dictionary of producing and releasing companies, technical innovations, industry terms, studios, genres, color systems, institutions and organizations, etc. More than 800 entries include everything from "Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences" to "Zoom Lens", from "Astoria Studios" to "Zoetrope". Outstanding Reference Source - American Library Association
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The Evil Twins of American Television

The Evil Twins of American Television

O'Neill, William L. Coming Apart: An Informal History of the 1960s. New York: Times Books, 1971. The Patty Duke Show. Season 1, episode 3. “The Elopement.” Written by Sheldon. Directed by Asher. United Artists, October 1963.

Author: Kristi Rowan Humphreys

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498583305

Category: Social Science

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The Evil Twins of American Television examines evil-twin depictions in over fifty years of television. Employing the “schizophrenic split” theory of Betty Friedan, Humphreys analyzes the ways in which these alter ego characters embody the desire for a separate self and independence.
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Krinsley V United Artists Corporation

Krinsley V  United Artists Corporation

mind that this document comes from the files of UA , which now claims to be a victim of the conspiracy . The statement made at page 24 of appellee's brief that the above provision shows that UA “ was actually at war with the 1933 plan ...

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Federal Register

Federal Register

The information made available by application of United Artists Broadcant's request , its parent corporation's United Artists is insufficient to permit a casting , Inc. , would be consistent with stock transfer agent sent letters to one ...

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ISBN: UCR:31210024906008

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Rock Star Movie Star

Rock Star Movie Star

The Beatles' existing business arrangements with United Artists became difficult to enforce once the group was no longer represented by or in a position of having to answer to outside organizations. In February 1968, Denis O'Dell, ...

Author: Landon Palmer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190888428

Category: Music

Page: 288

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During the mid-1950s, when Hollywood found itself struggling to compete within an expanding entertainment media landscape, certain producers and studios saw an opportunity in making films that showcased performances by rock 'n' roll stars. Rock stars eventually found cinema to be a useful space to extend their creative practices, and the motion picture and recording industries increasingly saw cinematic rock stardom as a profitable means to connect multiple media properties. Indeed, casting rock stars for film provided a tool for bridging new relationships across media industries and practices. From Elvis Presley to Madonna, this book examines the casting rock stars in films. In so doing, Rock Star/Movie Star offers a new perspective on the role of stardom within the convergence of media industries. While hardly the first popular music culture to see its stars making the transition to screen, the timing of rock's emergence and its staying power within popular culture proved fortuitous for a motion picture business searching for its place in the face of continuous technological and cultural change. At the same time, a post-star-system film industry provided a welcoming context for rock stars who have valued authenticity, creative autonomy, and personal expression. This book uses illuminating archival resources to demonstrate how rock stars have often proven themselves to be prominent film workers exploring this terrain of platforms old and new - ideal media laborers whose power lies in the fact that they are rarely recognized as such. Combining star studies with media industry studies, this book proposes an integrated methodology for writing media history that combines the actions of individuals and the practices of industries. It demonstrates how stars have operated as both the gravitational center of media production as well as social actors who have taken on a decisive role in the purposes to which their images are used.
Categories: Music