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Movies at Home: How Hollywood Came to Television

Movies at Home: How Hollywood Came to Television (Paperback)

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The relationship of Hollywood and television, initially turbulent, has ultimately been profitable from the first sally in what was expected to be a war of attrition, up through the soliciting of movies by major networks, independent stations, basic cable networks, premium cable channels, pay-per-view systems and even the corner video store.When their initial efforts to acquire ownership interests in television outlets were thwarted, Hollywood's major movie studios determined to withhold from the tube not only their films but also their actors, no doubt in hopes of making the rival medium appear a weak substitute for cinema. With ticket sales shrinking and television set purchases booming, the studios, erasing their last contemptuously drawn line in the sand, grudgingly released their films to television - and made a fortune.

Film, TV & DramaFilms, cinemaFilm theory & criticismFilm, TV & DramaRadioFilm, TV & DramaTelevision Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Publication Date: 01/12/2008 ISBN-13: 9780786440801  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Veteran entertainment-media researcher Kerry Segrave is the author of numerous works of social history. His books have covered such topics as ticket scalping, tipping, baldness, vending machines, drive-in theaters, suntanning, jukeboxes, smoking, swindling, lie detectors, shoplifting, and walking, among many others exploring popular culture. He lives in British Columbia.

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