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City of Dreams

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In February 1906 Carl Laemmle, German immigrant and former clothing store manager, opened his first nickelodeon in Chicago. He quickly moved from exhibition to distribution and soon entered the realm of film production. A master of publicity and promotions, within ten years "Uncle Carl" had moved his entire operation to southern California, founded a city, and established ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by University Press of Kentucky
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David Fiore
Aug 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Very useful analysis of Universal's odd journey from rebel production house to "minor major" family business to last of the (sort of) old time studios... The chapter on Carl Laemmle Jr.'s tenure is particularly interesting (Dick has a completely different take on that fascinating, and sadly short-lived period). The chapter is so much more interesting than the rest of the book that one can't help wishing that the author had written an entire book on 1929-1936.
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Short Bio :
Prof. Bernard K. Dick is an internationally recognized authority on film and film history. He joined the faculty at Farleigh Dickinson University in 1970 and is the author of over 20 books, including Anatomy of Film (1978).
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Dick, Bernard F. 1935- (Bernard Francis Dick).

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Born November 25, 1935, in Scranton, PA; son of Jacob Nelson and Anita Dick
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