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Writing for Hire

Unions, Hollywood, and Madison Avenue

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$40.00 • £32.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674971400

Publication Date: 10/17/2016


320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Abbreviations Used in the Text
  • Introduction
  • Act I: Beginnings
    • 1. The Cloak of Anonymity and the Literary Gunman
    • 2. The New Story System
  • Act II: Intersections
    • 3. Agency-Built Storytelling
    • 4. The Revolution Will Be Televised
    • 5. The Writer’s Share
  • Act III: Denouement
    • 6. The Blacklist
    • 7. Pencils for Hire and Mad Men in Gray Flannel Suits
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Archival Sources
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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