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Hollywood's Road to Riches

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$31.50 • £24.95 • €28.50

ISBN 9780674019454

Publication: October 2005

Short

416 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

23 line illustrations, 23 tables

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Hollywood’s Road to Riches focuses on the details and peculiarities of the film business with a depth and breadth that no one else provides. Combining knowledge of facts and institutions with insightful economic analyses makes the book exceptional.—Steven S. Wildman, Michigan State University

Hollywood’s Road to Riches is informative, intelligent, and even entertaining.—Michael Riordan, Columbia University

With box office returns slumping, Waterman has produced a timely study of Tinseltown’s development since the end of World War II.—Roy Liebman, Library Journal

[Hollywood’s Road to Riches] provide[s] a thorough economic account of how American film studios and their predecessors have exploited our appetite for movies over the past 60-plus years.—David Ondaatje, Times Higher Education Supplement

No less artful are the inspired, often Byzantine economics that have sustained the film industry for more than a century, which prove a surprisingly engrossing topic in David Waterman’s Hollywood’s Road to Riches.—J. David Slocum, Playboy