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Back Lot epub ebook

by Maurice Rapf

Back Lot epub ebook

Author: Maurice Rapf
Category: Music
Language: English
Publisher: Scarecrow Press (January 28, 1999)
Pages: 236 pages
ISBN: 0810835835
ISBN13: 978-0810835832
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 433
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Son of pioneer movie producer Harry Rapf, Maurice Rapf grew up in Hollywood in that city's golden age. After moving from independent filmmaking to Warner Bros.

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Maurice Harry Rapf (May 19, 1914 – April 15, 2003) was an American screenwriter and professor of film studies. He was a co-founder of the Screen Writers Guild.

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Son of pioneer movie producer Harry Rapf, Maurice Rapf grew up in Hollywood in that city's golden age. After moving from independent filmmaking to Warner Bros

Maurice Rapf knows movies and the movie business as an insider, from first-hand experience, not from books. His autobiography is the story of one person's interaction with an evolving Hollywood.

A blacklisted screenwriter, he never tried to return to Hollywood. It is over half a century since the days of the anti-communist witch hunts in Hollywood, but the atmosphere of rancour and recrimination lingers. Maurice Rapf, who has died aged 88, was one of the last survivors who suffered under the blacklist but, unlike many of his fellow victims, he never disavowed his espousal of communism in the 1930s. I never knew anybody in the party - in all the years I was associated with it, which was a long, long time - who was seeking anything but humanistic goals," he recalled.

Back Lot: Growing Up with the Movies, by Maurice Rapf. After he left Disney, Rapf was excused from testifying before the House Un-American Activities Committee because he had the mumps. Lanham, M. The Scarecrow Press, In. 1999). All in all, a typical Hollywood career. Rapf tells his story in an engaging little memoir, Back Lot. In the late Twenties and early Thirties, the Rapfs were Hollywood royalty. Harry Rapf produced dozens of MGM’s biggest hits until 1933, when a heart attack sidelined him. He came back to MGM and remained there until the late Forties, but never regained the power that he once had.

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Maurice Harry Rapf was the son of the veteran film producer Harry Rapf, who began producing movies in 1915, the .

Maurice Harry Rapf was the son of the veteran film producer Harry Rapf, who began producing movies in 1915, the year after his son was born, and was soon employing him as an actor. My father always had children in his films," Maurice told the writer Patrick McGilligan for his 1997 book Tender Comrades: the backstory of the Hollywood blacklist, "and I was free. Download the new Indpendent Premium app. Sharing the full story, not just the headlines.

Maurice Rapf, the first director of the Film Studies Program at Dartmouth College, recognizes that most people .

Maurice Rapf, the first director of the Film Studies Program at Dartmouth College, recognizes that most people who profess a love of the movies have not spent much time learning about them. He has written this text as an attempt to fill in some of the information that movie-lovers should have but usually don't. The information contained in the book has been gleaned from courses that he has taught at Dartmouth over the past thirty years. From 30 years of experience, Rapf assembles the essential information every movie lover should know.

Son of pioneer movie producer Harry Rapf, Maurice Rapf grew up in Hollywood in that city's golden age. After moving from independent filmmaking to Warner Bros., in 1924 the senior Rapf joined Louis Mayer and became one of the founding members of MGM. Hence, movies were a huge influence in Maurice Rapf's early life.After graduating from college, Rapf worked as a screenwriter for major Hollywood studios, but, in 1947, he left Hollywood, never to work for a major studio again. On numerous occasions, he was called before the House Un-American Activities Committee as an alleged communist, although he never made a public confession or denial. As a result he was blacklisted from the industry and forced to begin a new career in the East. He eventually became a movie critic and film studies professor.Maurice Rapf knows movies and the movie business as an insider, from first-hand experience, not from books. His autobiography is the story of one person's interaction with an evolving Hollywood. Rapf witnessed the historical progression of movie production: from silents to sound, from a fun-loving frontier community to a huge and fiercely competitive industry, from an apolitical never-never land to a community very much aware of―and nervous about―its social responsibility in a period of economic depression and in a period of world peace seriously threatened by the aggression of fascism. Of interest to students and teachers of film studies, of American history, and of American popular culture, as well as anyone who loves movies.
Reviews (4)
Chinon
Maury Rapf was Hollywood's "Little Big Man" of the twentieth century. From the earliest days of Hollywood through the McCarthy Hearings, Maury was more than a witness, he was a first hand participant. He reports the details of this history clearly with a wonderful self effacing wit. Maury not only worked with F Scott Fitgerald, he even witnessed Hilter's Germany first hand. He's not a name dropper either, he just reports honestly what he saw and who he knew. Highly recommended not only for someone interested in Hollywood's history but also for anyone interest in American history.

Monin
"Back Lot" by Maurice Rapf is a thoughtful look at growing up as a member of the privileged class (son of a producer) in 1920s and '30s Hollywood. As such it is an excellent adjunct to Budd Schulberg's autobiographical "Moving Pictures," which continues to win acclaim nearly 30 years after publication. Rapf and Schulberg were childhood friends sharing many "back lot" adventures. Much later both of them were called to appear by the infamous House Un-American Activities Committee, manned chiefly by charlatans and soon-to-be jailbirds. Rapf did not appear; Schulberg did testify, and named names. He and Rapf didn't speak to each other for 12 years. Rapf is quite generous (and brief) in addressing this issue. But it forms a pervasive subtext in "Back Lot."
- Al Hooper
Edmonds, WA

Modred
Hard to find book, GREAT price!!

Gna
This is truly an insiders perspective on an important era and an unique view of Hollywood in its early years. Maurice Rapf grew up from within Hollywood. This easy to read and entertaining autobiography of a man who grew up on the "backlot of MGM" as a Hollywood prince (son of a MGM founder Harry Rapf). Rapf went on to experience the Studio System and the height of its dominance writing for MGM, Disney and Warner Bros. Being caught up in the McCarthy "red scare" ended his career in Hollywood and he then went on to a successful career making industrial films in NY. From 1968 to his death in 2003 he was a professor of film at Dartmouth in the dept he founded.

This book is personal and poignant. If will provide the reader not only with the story of a remarkable man's life, but will give a clear picture of films culture, era, and industry that is truly unique in America.

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