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Hollywood and the Culture Elite: How the Movies Became American

by Peter Decherney

As Americans flocked to the movies during the first part of the twentieth century, the guardians of culture grew worried about their diminishing influence on American art, education, and American identity itself....

Hollywood's Copyright Wars: From Edison to the Internet

by Peter Decherney

Copyright law is important to every stage of media production and reception. It helps determine filmmakers’ artistic decisions, Hollywood’s corporate structure, and the vatieties of media consumption. The...

Hollywood: A Very Short Introduction

by Peter Decherney

In this engaging and readable book, Peter Decherney tells the story of Hollywood, from its nineteenth-century origins to the emergence of internet media empires. He recounts how the studio system rose out of...