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Hollywood Of The Rockies

Author : Michael J. Spencer
ISBN : 9781625846525
Genre : Performing Arts
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In the early days of the twentieth century, movies weren't made in California. As America's film pioneers traveled westward, Colorado became a beacon to them, contributing to the early motion picture business with all the relish and gusto of a western saga. The gorgeous natural scenery was perfect for the country's (and the world's) growing infatuation with the West, turning Colorado itself into a bigger star of the early cinema than any particular actor. Using rare photos and contemporary accounts, writer and filmmaker Michael J. Spencer explores the little-known filmmaking industry that flourished in the Rocky Mountains between 1895 and 1915--west of New York but east of Hollywood.
Category: Performing Arts

The American Film Institute Catalog Of Motion Pictures Produced In The United States

Author : American Film Institute
ISBN : 0520079086
Genre : History
File Size : 80.67 MB
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"The entire field of film historians awaits the AFI volumes with eagerness."Eileen Bowser, Museum of Modern Art Film Department Comments on previous volumes: "The source of last resort for finding socially valuable . . . films that received such scant attention that they seem 'lost' until discovered in the AFI Catalog."Thomas Cripps "Endlessly absorbing as an excursion into cultural history and national memory."Arthur Schlesinger, Jr."
Category: History

From Pinewood To Hollywood

Author : I. Scott
ISBN : 9780230289734
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is about the emigration, film careers and socio-cultural influence of British filmmakers moving to Hollywood in the studio era. It deals with some of the unknown and neglected émigrés, as well as the leading lights who founded, initiated and ensured that American film became the leading national cinema of the twentieth century.
Category: Performing Arts

World War Ii At Camp Hale

Author : David R. Witte
ISBN : 9781625856081
Genre : History
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In April 1942, a little over two years before the Tenth Mountain Division officially obtained its name, the U.S. Army began the unprecedented construction of a training facility for its newly acquired ski and mountain troops. Located near Pando in Colorado’s Sawatch Range, the site eventually known as Camp Hale sits at an elevation of 9,250 feet. Immense challenges in its creation and subsequent training included ongoing racial conflict, the high altitude and blustery winters. However, thanks to contributions from civilian workers and the Women’s Army Corps and support from neighboring communities, the camp trained soldiers who helped defeat the Axis powers in World War II. Veteran David R. Witte brings to life this enduring story.
Category: History

Of Mines And Beer

Author : Dave Thomas
ISBN : 1477499415
Genre : History
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It is estimated that there were more than 4,000 breweries producing more than nine million barrels of beer across the U.S. in the early 1870s. In 1880, the Internal Revenue Service reported there were 2,830 operating breweries in the United States, while Germany reported nearly 11,000 around the same time. In comparison, the brewing town of Burton-on Trent, England had a population of 10,000 people and thirty breweries in 1880. Colorado had an estimated 200,000 people and twenty breweries in 1880, with five of them in Gilpin County. The total number of breweries in the US today is 2,000 with more than 140 in Colorado.This is the story of the breweries and brewers that called Gilpin County home and brewed beer for thousands of thirsty miners in the last half of the nineteenth century as well as references to other beer-related events in Central City, Black Hawk, Mountain City, Nevadaville, Russell Gulch, Rollinsville, Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Golden, Denver, Boulder, Aspen, Scotland, England, Germany, Colorado and the world.
Category: History

Encyclopedia Of The Great Plains

Author : David J. Wishart
ISBN : 0803247877
Genre : History
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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have
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Doc Holliday

Author : Gary L. Roberts
ISBN : 9781118130971
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"You can't beat this story for drama. . . . An omnibus of everything ever known, spoken, or written about Doc Holliday." -Publishers Weekly "An engagingly written, persuasively argued, solidly documented work of scholarship that will surely take its place in the literature of the Old West." -Booklist In Doc Holliday: The Life and Legend, the historian Gary Roberts takes aim at the most complex, perplexing, and paradoxical gunfighter of the Old West, drawing on more than twenty years of research-including new primary sources-in his quest to separate the life from the legend. Doc Holliday was a study in contrasts: the legendary gunslinger who made his living as a dentist; the emaciated consumptive whose very name struck fear in the hearts of his enemies; the degenerate gambler and alcoholic whose fierce loyalty to his friends compelled him, more than once, to risk his own life; and the sidekick whose near-mythic status rivals that of the West's greatest heroes. With lively details of Holliday's spirited exploits, his relationships with such Western icons as Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson, and the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, this book sheds new light on one of the most mysterious figures of frontier history.
Category: Biography & Autobiography