The Standard Exhibition Contract and the Unwritten History of the Classical Hollywood Cinema

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Abstract

Exploring the manner in which industry trade practices determined the patterns of local exhibition in the 1920s and 1930s, this article provides a contextual history of Classical Hollywood cinema's most ubiquitous document, the Standard Exhibition Contract, by which the major distributors did business with independent exhibitors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-153
Number of pages16
JournalFilm History
Volume25
Issue number1-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Arbitration
  • Chain theaters
  • Classical hollywood
  • Distribution
  • Independent exhibition
  • MPPDA
  • Standard exhibition contract
  • Trade relations

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