Otto friedrichs city of nets is for historians and movie buffs alike and a must read the 1940s was a crucial time in hollywood and in washington dc friedrichs seamless weaving of both stories anecdotal and historical plays like a biblical epic warts and all. City of nets is a sprawling review of hollywood in the 1940s an era that went from pre war in the us anyway to wartime to post war property to the blacklist its an old book first published in 1986 but it is likely the definitive overview of a tumultuous time in american movie history. City of nets a portrait of hollywood in the 1940s opens with the movie industry at the pinnacle of its success the banner year of 1939 which gave us gone with the wind the wizard of oz and ninotchka and ends 10 years later with the chaos of the huac hearings the rise of television and the . In 1939 fifty million americans went to the movies every week louis b mayer was the highest paid man in the country and hollywood produced 530 feature films a year one decade and five thousand movies later the studios were faltering the 1940s became the decade of hollywood39s decline. City of nets a portrait of hollywood in the 1940s kindle edition by friedrich otto download it once and read it on your kindle device pc phones or tablets use features like bookmarks note taking and highlighting while reading city of nets a portrait of hollywood in the 1940s
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