By Tommy Dangcil
Simply after the flip of the twentieth century, the movie moved to the West Coast, and the biggest land of make-believe was once created in Hollywood, California. From the silent-era beginnings of primitive, open-air levels to the fabled again most of the studios' heyday, Hollywood Studios provides a bygone period of magical moviemaking in infrequent postcards. Assembled from the author's inner most assortment, those photos from the Chaplin Studios to Metro-Goldwyn Mayer depict an insider's glance again on the dream factories referred to as the Hollywood studios.
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Frank Lovell [Frederick J. 5 Angered by the injustices of the ‘slave-market’ ‘shape-up’, a hiring system that saw crowds of men gather at designated locales like San Francisco’s Embarcadero every morning at six o’clock, the stevedores grew increasingly aggrieved by the daily ritual of supplication. The foremen’s eyeballing of those huddled in hopeful expectation of a day’s pay was a degrading experience that too-often ended in the humiliation of rejection. Even when chosen, a set number of hours of work was not always the end of it: many lead-hands demanded sycophancy if the ‘hiring’ was to be renewed, while there were also those whose expectations of bribes or other favours were transparent.
Olson, no such demand to oust the Governor of California was being made during the San Francisco general strike. Instead, as Cherny notes, Darcy was attempting to have the liberal Lincoln Stephens run on the Party’s ticket and, failing in that endeavour, to 16 • Chapter Two The Trotskyist assessment of the 1934 San Francisco general strike, while critical, placed the accent on the upheaval’s militant, rank-and-file character. Frank Lovell [Frederick J. 5 Angered by the injustices of the ‘slave-market’ ‘shape-up’, a hiring system that saw crowds of men gather at designated locales like San Francisco’s Embarcadero every morning at six o’clock, the stevedores grew increasingly aggrieved by the daily ritual of supplication.
Within days, more than twenty unions had voted, largely unanimously, to strike. These early advocates of the mass strike were soon joined by others in the conservative Central Labor Council, where delegates from 115 unions met on the inauspicious date of Friday 13 July 1934 to debate the pros and cons of a general strike. By Monday morning, San Francisco was eerily quiet, as trolleys and taxis stopped running, theatres and bars closed their doors, and industrial plants and small shops found that business as usual was impossible.
Hollywood Studios (Postcard History) by Tommy Dangcil
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