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FILM 403 The Biz (Main)

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Library of Congress subject headings use standardized terminology to help you find books on a given subject. These active links below are a sample of possibly relevant subject headings for researching the history of the U.S. film industry. You can find them together with other subject headings in the catalog records for individual books in discoverE

Subject sample subject headings for the studio era:

Sample subject headings for the contemporary industry:

History of the American Cinema series

Scribner's History of the American Cinema series is a good starting point for studying decade-by-decade historical trends with the U.S. film industry. Each volume is written by a leading film scholar in the field.

Musser, Charles. The Emergence of Cinema: the American screen to 1907. New York: Scribner, 1990.
Print: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.1
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Bowser, Eileen. The transformation of cinema, 1907-1915. New York: Scribner, 1990.
Print: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.2
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Koszarski, Richard. An evening’s entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928. New York: Scribner, 1990.
Print: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.3
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Crafton, Donald. The talkies : American cinema’s transition to sound, 1926-1931. New York: Scribner, 1997.
Print: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.4
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Balio, Tino. Grand design : Hollywood as a modern business enterprise, 1930-1939. New York: Scribner, 1993.
Print: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.5
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Schatz, Thomas. Boom and bust: the American cinema in the 1940s. New York: Scribner, 1997.
Print: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.6
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Lev, Peter. Transforming the screen, 1950-1959. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2003.
Print: PN1993.5 .U6 L445 2003.
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Monaco, Paul. The sixties, 1960-1969. New York: Scribner, 2001.
Print: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.8
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Cook, David A. Lost illusions : American cinema in the shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979. New York: Scribner, 2000.
Print: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.9
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Prince, Stephen. A new pot of gold : Hollywood under the electronic rainbow, 1980-1989. New York: Scribner, 2000.
Print: PN1993.5 .U6 H55 1990 V.10
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