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Stacy Lienemann <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 4 Apr 2008 14:40:31 -0500
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Dear ListServ Administrator:

Please post this to Screen-L. Also, please let me know if you'd like to
review the book for your listserv. Thanks!

Best wishes,
Stacy Lienemann
Direct Response and Scholarly Promotions Manager
University of Minnesota Press
111 Third Avenue South, Suite 290
Minneapolis, MN 55401-2520

An unexpected history of the ³new Hollywood²

HOLLYWOOD INDEPENDENT: The Postwar Talent Takeover
Denise Mann
University of Minnesota Press | 336 pages | 2008
ISBN 978-0-8166-4540-4 | hardcover | $75.00
ISBN 978-0-8166-4541-1 | paperback | $25.00
Commerce and Mass Culture Series

Hollywood Independents explores the period from 1948 to 1962 when
independent film producers first became key components of the modern
corporate entertainment industry. Denise Mann examines the impact of the
radically changed filmmaking climate‹the decline of the studios, the rise of
television, and the rise of potent talent agencies‹on a group of prominent
talent-turned-producers, including Burt Lancaster, Elia Kazan, and Billy

"Denise Mann¹s Hollywood Independents takes a fresh look at this
intermediate era, the valley between classic Hollywood and the New Wave¹s
peaks, and finds an industry simultaneously in turmoil and in the midst of
impressive artistic ferment. Mann¹s book captures the desperation, and the
enthusiasm, of an industry reinventing itself." ‹Boston Globe

"A significant and needed contribution to the study of the left in Hollywood
during the 1950s. Denise Mann brilliantly engages in close analyses of key
films to reveal how both cultural and institutional factors shape their
production." ‹Robert Kapsis, author of Hitchcock: The Making of a Reputation

For more information, including the table of contents, visit the book¹s

For more information on the Commerce and Mass Culture Series:
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