Midwest Book Review
Theatre/Cinema Shelf: Hollywood Renegades
Hollywood Renegades introduces us to a group of
independent filmmakers whose collective efforts and use of their
movies as weapons against the major studies effectively ended the
old Hollywood studio contract system.
Historian J. A. Aberdeen
reveals fascinating information (much of it previously unreported)
about the rise and fall of the Society Of Independent Motion Picture
Producers (SIMPP) and how an independent filmmaker movement of more
than 50 years ago laid the foundation of the modem Hollywood we have
todayand a struggle by independents to make and distribute their
films that continues into the present day.
reading for all movie buffs and cinema history students, Hollywood
Renegades reveals the astonishing stories of Charles Chaplin, Walt
Disney, Samuel Goldwyn, Alexander Korda, Mary Pickford, David O.
Selznick, Walter Wanger, Orson Wells and others whose impact on
American filmmaking was as profound and far reaching as they were
talented and ambitious.
The Bookwatch - December 2000 - vol. 22, no.
12, p. 1