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Hollywood Renegades
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Sample Chapters

from J. A. Aberdeen's

Hollywood Renegades: The Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers

 

 

CHAPTER 1: Hollywood 1939

An introduction to the Society of Independent Motion Picture Producers, including a historical overview of SIMPP, a brief summary of its founding members, and a description of their battle against the Hollywood studio system. The Paramount case is discussed, and block booking explained.

 

CHAPTER 7: SIMPP Reactivates the Paramount Case

SIMPP wages a national campaign to rally public support against the major studios and bring pressure on the antitrust division of the U.S. government. In dramatic fashion the producers stage a showdown against studio-owned theater chains.