Ten volume illustrated series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century up to 1990, examining the development of film and the film industry, analyzing the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade and the political and economic background that gave rise to them.

  •  History of the American Cinema — The Emergence of the Cinema: The American Screen to 1907. Volume 1
  •  History of the American Cinema — The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915. Volume 2
  •  History of the American Cinema — An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928. Volume 3
  •  History of the American Cinema — The Talkies: U.S. Cinema's Transition to Sound, 1926-1931. Volume 4
  •  History of the American Cinema — Grand Design: Hollywood as a Modern Business Enterprise, 1930-1939. Volume 5
  •  History of the American Cinema — Boom and Bust: The American Cinema in the 1940s. Volume 6
  •  History of the American Cinema — The Fifties: Transforming the Screen, 1950-1959. Volume 7
  •  History of the American Cinema — The Sixties: 1960-1969. Volume 8
  •  History of the American Cinema — Lost Illusions: American Cinema in the Age of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979. Volume 9
  •   History of the American Cinema — A New Pot of Gold: Hollywood Under the Electric Rainbow, 1980-1989. Volume 10

Charles Harpole, ed. Charles Scribner's Sons. Available through the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL).

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