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  • The Merchant Prince of Poverty Rowby Bernard F. Dick

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Ben Hecht called him "White Fang," and director Charles Vidor took him to court for verbal abuse. The image of Harry Cohn as vulgarian is such a part of Hollywood lore that it is hard to believe there were other Harry Cohns: the only studio president who was also head of production; the ex-song plugger who scrutinized scripts and grilled writers at... more...

  • Cinema Civil Rightsby Ellen C. Scott

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    From Al Jolson in blackface to Song of the South, there is a long history of racism in Hollywood film. Yet as early as the 1930s, movie studios carefully vetted their releases, removing racially offensive language like the ?N-word.? This censorship did not stem from purely humanitarian concerns, but rather from worries about boycotts from civil rights... more...

  • Curtains?by Michael M. Kaiser

    Brandeis University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    A passionate and provocative assessment of the decline of performing arts institutions in the United States and how to save them more...

  • The Writersby Miranda J. Banks

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Screenwriters are storytellers and dream builders. They forge new worlds and beings, bringing them to life through storylines and idiosyncratic details. Yet up until now, no one has told the story of these creative and indispensable artists.  The Writers  is the only comprehensive qualitative analysis of the history of writers and writing in the film,... more...

  • The Poetic Organizationby Alexandra Pitsis

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 105.00

    The Poetic Organization explores the inherent aspects of organization that revolve around poetic processes. This book is a commentary on poetic elements in organization that are critical to developmental areas of organizations, yet poetics are rarely given the attention deserved. more...

  • How Star Wars Conquered the Universeby Chris Taylor

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 28.99

    How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas, a man who hated writing, turn into a four billion dollar franchise that has quite literally transformed the way we think about entertainment, merchandizing, politics, and even religion? A cultural touchstone and cinematic classic, Star Wars has a cosmic appeal that no other movie... more...

  • Open Book Theater Managementby Rafe Beckley

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    How to run a low/no budget theatre company or production, without losing either your integrity or your shirt. more...

  • Warner Bros.by Steven Bingen; Marc Wanamaker; Doris Day

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Movie studios are the wondrous, almost magical locales where legends are created. Unfortunately, these celebrity playgrounds are, and always have been, largely closed to the public, save for tours which barely scrape the surface and never pass the soundstage wall. In this book, studio staff historian and Hollywood insider Steven Bingen is your guide... more...

  • The Birth of Korean Coolby Euny Hong

    Simon & Schuster UK 2014; Not Available

    How did a really unhip country suddenly become cool? How could a nation that once banned miniskirts, long hair on men and rock 'n' roll come to mass produce pop music and a K-pop star that would break the world record for the most YouTube hits? Who would have predicted that a South Korean company that used to sell fish and fruit (Samsung) would one... more...

  • The Birth of Korean Coolby Euny Hong

    Picador 2014; US$ 9.99

    A FRESH, FUNNY, UP-CLOSE LOOK AT HOW SOUTH KOREA REMADE ITSELF AS THE WORLD?S POP CULTURE POWERHOUSE OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY By now, everyone in the world knows the song ?Gangnam Style? and Psy, an instantly recognizable star. But the song?s international popularity is no passing fad. ?Gangnam Style? is only one tool in South Korea?s extraordinarily... more...