From Radio to the Big Screen

From Radio to the Big Screen

Author: Hal Erickson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786477579

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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"Erickson is one of those select few writers who can always be counted on to produce a quality book. His writing is informative, breezy, and most entertaining. I never have to worry about the information contained in one of his books; in fact, I learn a great deal from his impeccable research…he also sprinkles his text with interesting tidbits. This new book is no exception…. Erickson has given us a substantial history of these films and series…a pleasure to read and I recommend you get this excellent book."--Classic Images There was a time when "American popular entertainment" referred only to radio and motion pictures. With the coming of talking pictures, Hollywood cashed in on the success of big-time network radio by bringing several of the public's favorite broadcast personalities and programs to the screen. The results, though occasionally successful, often proved conclusively that some things are better heard than seen. Concentrating primarily on radio's Golden Age (1926-1962), this lively history discusses the cinematic efforts of airwave stars Rudy Vallee, Amos 'n' Andy, Fred Allen, Joe Penner, Fibber McGee & Molly, Edgar Bergen, Lum & Abner, and many more. Also analyzed are the movie versions of such radio series as The Shadow, Dr. Christian and The Life of Riley. In addition, two recent films starring contemporary radio headliners Howard Stern and Garrison Keillor are given their due.

Stephen King on the Big Screen

Stephen King on the Big Screen

Author: Mark Browning

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 9781841502458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

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and the first to consider in detail films like Creepshow, Sleepwalkers and 1408. The style, whilst critically rigorous, is designed to be accessible to discerning readers of King and fans of films based on his work." --Book Jacket.

One World, Big Screen

One World, Big Screen

Author: M. Todd Bennett

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807835746

Category: History

Page: 362

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World War II coincided with cinema's golden age. Movies now considered classics were created at a time when all sides in the war were coming to realize the great power of popular films to motivate the masses. Through multinational research, One World,

The Adventures of Ozzie Nelson

The Adventures of Ozzie Nelson

Author: John R. Holmes

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476643694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 426

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When Ozzie Nelson died in 1975, he was no longer a household name. For a guy who had created the longest-running TV sitcom in history, invented the rock video, and fronted one of the most successful big bands of the 1930s, it's baffling that Nelson has faded so far from American media memory. Larger than life offscreen--an attorney, college football star, cartoonist, songwriter, major band leader--Ozzie created a smaller-than-life TV persona, the bumbling average Dad who became known to the rock generation (which included his teen idol son Rick Nelson) as the essence of blandness. But America also saw Ozzie as their iconic Dad: not a "father knows best," since his pontifications usually proved flawed by the end of each episode, but the father who tried his best. This book is the only full-length biography of Ozzie Nelson since he published his memoirs in 1973. It treats the big band and early TV icon with affection and hints that American pop culture may owe more to Ozzie than is generally acknowledged.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 312

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 260

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Popular Science

Popular Science

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Page: 250

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Early Television

Early Television

Author: George Shiers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135820053

Category: Education

Page: 1003

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First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 330

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

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Page: 336

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema

Author: Karina Aveyard

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538111277

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 700 cross-referenced entries on leading films as well as many directors, writers, actors and producers.

The Innovator's Toolkit

The Innovator's Toolkit

Author: David Silverstein

Publisher: The Innovators Toolkit

ISBN: 0470345357

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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This newly revised and updated companion for every innovator, innovation team leader, operations manager and corporate change agent presents, in an easy-to-use format, more than 50 tools and techniques for identifying innovation opportunities, generating new and unusual ideas and implementing new solutions.