The Wiley-Blackwell History of American Film

Online ISBN: 9780470671153

DOI: 10.1002/9780470671153

Editor(s): Cynthia Lucia, Roy Grundmann, and Art Simon

Contributor Spotlight


Each month we're introducing you to a contributor to the collection. This month it's Richard Maltby, author of the essay “As Close to Real Life As Hollywood Ever Gets”: Headline Pictures, Topical Movies, Editorial Cinema, and Studio Realism in the 1930s.

Richard Maltby is Professor of Screen Studies and Executive Dean of the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law at Flinders University, South Australia. His publications include Hollywood Cinema: Second Edition (2003), “Film Europe” and “Film America”: Cinema, Commerce and Cultural Exchange, 1925–1939, which won the Prix Jean Mitry for cinema history in 2000, and six edited books on the history of movie audiences and exhibition history, the most recent being Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (2011) and Going to the Movies: Hollywood and the Social Experience of Cinema (2007). He is series editor of Exeter Studies in Film History, and the author of over 50 articles and essays. He is currently the lead investigator on two Australian Research Council Discovery projects examining the structure of the distribution and exhibition industry and the history of cinema audiences in Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. His latest (coauthored) book is The New Cinema History: A Guide (2011).

Read Maltby's essay for free for a limited time, here.

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