By Tino Balio
The appearance of colour, huge musicals, the studio process, and the start of institutionalized censorship made the thirties the defining decade for Hollywood. The 12 months 1939, celebrated as "Hollywood's maximum year," observed the discharge of such memorable movies as Gone with the Wind, The Wizard of Oz, and Stagecoach. It was once a time whilst the studios exercised approximately absolute regulate over their product in addition to over such stars as Bette Davis, Clark Gable, and Humphrey Bogart. during this 5th quantity of the award-winning sequence History of the yankee Cinema, Tino Balio examines each element of the filmmaking and movie exhibition process because it matured through the melancholy period.
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