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
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the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox
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Vanda Krefft
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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
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Biography type
individual biography
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10612632
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TOH
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Krefft, Vanda
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  • 791.4302/32092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Fox, William
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Motion picture industry
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the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox
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The man who made the movies : the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox, Vanda Krefft
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OverDrive eBook
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
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1 online resource.
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online
Isbn
9780062680679
Lccn
2017049262
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • n
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remote
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34B46806-7691-44D2-A6B0-2917E619E110
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(OCoLC)1006535646
Label
The man who made the movies : the meteoric rise and tragic fall of William Fox, Vanda Krefft
Link
Publication
Note
OverDrive eBook
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062680679
Lccn
2017049262
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
34B46806-7691-44D2-A6B0-2917E619E110
System control number
(OCoLC)1006535646

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