The Routledge Hollywood Centenary is an eight volume book series dedicated to the 100 year anniversary from the establishment of the major Hollywood studios. Originally self-run organisations operating within a clearly defined film industry, from the 1960s onwards these companies have become divisions of various conglomerates during a long period of corporate consolidation and, more recently, of media convergence driven by the advent of digital technology and changes in distribution and consumption. From the ‘studio’ to the ‘post-studio’ era, from ‘Classical Hollywood’ to ‘Conglomerate Hollywood’, through changes in ownership and management regimes, and through collaborations with ever changing clusters of talent each Hollywood studio has been a major contributor to the ways in which American cinema acquired a particular identity at different historical junctures. The Routledge Hollywood Centenary volumes provide an authoritative history of these long-standing organisations and examine in detail how each studio has put an indelible stamp on American cinema and beyond.
Series editors: Yannis Tzioumakis (University of Liverpool) and Gary Needham (University of Liverpool)
Warren Buckland (Oxford Bookes University)
Peter Krämer (De Montfort University)
Paul McDonald (King’s College)
Eileen Meehan (Southern Illinois University)
Thomas Schatz (University of Texas at Austin)
Janet Staiger (University of Texas at Austin)
Janet Wasko (University of Oregon)
Justin Wyatt (University of Rhode Island)
MGM (2018) Tino Balio - recipient of the 2019 Peter C. Rollins Book Award
United Artists (2020) Peter Krämer, Gary Needham, Yannis Tzioumakis and Tino Balio (eds)
Twentieth Century Fox (2020) – Frederick Wasser
Universal – Thomas Schatz
Paramount – Douglas Gomery and Clara Pafort-Overduin
Warner Bros. – Richard Maltby
Columbia – Matthew Bernstein and Eddy Von Mueller
Disney – Susan Ohmer
By Matthew Bernstein, Eddy Von Mueller
August 01, 2024
By Frederick Wasser
August 19, 2020
This is the first scholarly history of Fox from its origins in 1904 to the present. It builds upon research and histories of individual periods to describe how one company responded to a century-long evolution of the audience, nationally and globally. In the beginning, William Fox grabbed a ...
By Peter Krämer, Gary Needham, Yannis Tzioumakis, Tino Balio
February 13, 2020
Established in 1919 by Hollywood's top talent United Artists has had an illustrious history, from Hollywood minor to industry leader to a second-tier media company in the shadow of MGM. This edited collection brings together leading film historians to examine key aspects of United Artists' ...
By Tino Balio
March 22, 2018
The winner of the 2019 Peter C. Rollins Book Award This is the first comprehensive history of MGM from its origins in 1905 to the present. Following a straightforward chronology corresponding to specific periods of film industry history, each chapter describes how successive managements adjusted ...