Monday, October 13, 2014
Today Samara Learned... [Day 13]
all about the "Paramount Decision" and Hollywood history at a lecture she attended at the Humanities Center. To sum up, a US Supreme Court Decision in 1941 ruled to end Studio monopolies, which had multiple consequences. Due to this decision, in conjunction with the rise of television in the post-war era, movie sales slumped dramatically, starting in 1941 and lasting all the way till 1972 when "The Godfather" single-handedly saved Hollywood. But that time of transition just after the war was a dark and fascinating time for the film industry and the lecturer illuminated it's history in an enticing way. She can't wait to learn more!