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MGM Hollywood's Greatest Backlot von Bingen, Steven (eBook)

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 01.02.2011
  • Verlag: Santa Monica Press
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M-G-M: Hollywoods Greatest Backlot is the illustrated history of the soundstages and outdoor sets where Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer produced many of the worlds most famous films. During its Golden Age, the studio employed the likes of Garbo, Astaire, and Gable, and produced innumerable iconic pieces of cinema such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin in the Rain, and Ben-Hur.It is estimated that a fifth of all films made in the United States prior to the 1970s were shot at MGM studios, meaning that the gigantic property was responsible for hundreds of iconic sets and stages, often utilizing and transforming minimal spaces and previously used props, to create some of the most recognizable and identifiable landscapes of modern movie culture.All of this happened behind closed doors, the backlot shut off from the public in a veil of secrecy and movie magic. M-G-M: Hollywoods Greatest Backlot highlights this fascinating film treasure by recounting the history, popularity, and success of the MGM company through a tour of its physical property.Featuring the candid, exclusive voices and photographs from the people who worked there, and including hundreds of rare and unpublished photographs (including many from the archives of Warner Bros.), readers are launched aboard a fun and entertaining virtual tour of Hollywoods most famous and mysterious motion picture studio.

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    Format: PDF
    Kopierschutz: AdobeDRM
    Erscheinungsdatum: 01.02.2011
    Sprache: Englisch
    ISBN: 9781595808912
    Verlag: Santa Monica Press
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