The Resource The man who made the movies : the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox, Vanda Krefft

The man who made the movies : the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox, Vanda Krefft

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The man who made the movies : the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox
Title
The man who made the movies
Title remainder
the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox
Statement of responsibility
Vanda Krefft
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A riveting story of ambition, greed, and genius unfolding at the dawn of modern America. This landmark biography brings into focus a fascinating brilliant entrepreneur--like Steve Jobs or Walt Disney, a true American visionary--who risked everything to realize his bold dream of a Hollywood empire. Although a major Hollywood studio still bears William Fox's name, the man himself has mostly been forgotten by history, even written off as a failure. Now, in this fascinating biography, Vanda Krefft corrects the record, explaining why Fox's legacy is central to the history of Hollywood. At the heart of William Fox's life was the myth of the American Dream. His story intertwines the fate of the nineteenth-century immigrants who flooded into New York, the city's vibrant and ruthless gilded age history, and the birth of America's movie industry amid the dawn of the modern era. Drawing on a decade of original research, The Man Who Made the Movies offers a rich, compelling look at a complex man emblematic of his time, one of the most fascinating and formative eras in American history. Growing up in Lower East Side tenements, the eldest son of impoverished Hungarian immigrants, Fox began selling candy on the street. That entrepreneurial ambition eventually grew one small Brooklyn theater into a $300 million empire of deluxe studios and theaters that rivaled those of Adolph Zukor, Marcus Loew, and the Warner brothers, and launched stars such as Theda Bara. Amid the euphoric roaring twenties, the early movie moguls waged a fierce battle for control of their industry. A fearless risk-taker, Fox won and was hailed as a genius--until a confluence of circumstances, culminating with the 1929 stock market crash, led to his ruin
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
TOH
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Krefft, Vanda
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/32092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1998.3.F69
LC item number
K74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fox, William
  • Fox, William
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture industry
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Motion picture industry
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • United States
  • Biography
Label
The man who made the movies : the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox, Vanda Krefft
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 763-901) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Beginnings, 1879-1903 -- Part II: The greatest adventure, 1904-1925 -- Part III: The one great independent, 1925-1929 -- Part IV: Despair, 1930-1943 -- Part V: Acceptance, 1943-1952
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 927 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061136061
Lccn
2017034579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002678502
  • 814935
  • (OCoLC)on1002678502
  • 814935
Label
The man who made the movies : the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox, Vanda Krefft
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 763-901) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Beginnings, 1879-1903 -- Part II: The greatest adventure, 1904-1925 -- Part III: The one great independent, 1925-1929 -- Part IV: Despair, 1930-1943 -- Part V: Acceptance, 1943-1952
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 927 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780061136061
Lccn
2017034579
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002678502
  • 814935
  • (OCoLC)on1002678502
  • 814935

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