'Above and Beyond Everyday Life': the rise and fall of Rank's contract artists of the 1950s
This article deals with the way in which Britain's largest film studio used the artists' contract system during the 1950s. It examines how film stars were trained and promoted and explains the decline of both Rank as a production company and its roster of contacted artists at the end of the decade.
Citation : Chibnall, S. (2017) 'Above and Beyond Everyday Life': the rise and fall of Rank's contract artists of the 1950s. In: Hunter, I.Q., Laraine Porter and Justin Smith (eds.), The Routledge Companion to British Cinema History, London: Routledge, pp. 170-180
ISBN : 9780415706193
Research Group : Cinema and Television History Research Centre
Peer Reviewed : Yes
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