8. From Hollywood to the Garden Suburb (and Back to Hollywood)

Exhibition and Distribution in Australia

  1. Richard Maltby1,
  2. Daniel Biltereyst2 and
  3. Philippe Meers3
  1. Mike Walsh

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396416.ch8

Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies

Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies

How to Cite

Walsh, M. (2011) From Hollywood to the Garden Suburb (and Back to Hollywood), in Explorations in New Cinema History: Approaches and Case Studies (eds R. Maltby, D. Biltereyst and P. Meers), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396416.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Flinders University, South Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Communication Studies, Ghent University, Belgium

  3. 3

    University of Antwerp, Belgium

Author Information

  1. Flinders University, South Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199490

Online ISBN: 9781444396416

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Keywords:

  • from Hollywood to garden suburb (and back to Hollywood) - distribution in Australia;
  • studies of ‘national cinema’ - national production sector;
  • Australia, country whose screens - continue to be dominated by Hollywood films;
  • Australia, and Hollywood production - weakness and strength, dominance and victimhood;
  • Australia's smaller state capital cities - Adelaide, crucial bargaining chips in manoeuvres;
  • cultural imperialism, lack of knowledge - day-to-day activities of American distributors;
  • Colonel Light Gardens (CLG), south of Adelaide's district - new experiment in international garden cities movement;
  • question of clearance windows, 1932–33 Film War - exhibitors' demands for longer clearance windows;
  • Everyones, evaluation system for film quality – films ranked in six classes;
  • business of film distribution and exhibition, 1920s - Australian film industry, corporate interests pursuing policy of specialisation in exhibition

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Distribution: The American Subsidiary

  • Local Exhibition: Colonel Light Gardens Theatre and the Great Depression

  • Conclusion

  • References