In American Classic Screen Features, editors John C. Tibbetts and James M. Welsh have assembled some of the most significant and memorable essays and critical pieces written for the magazine over its ten-year history. This collection contains fascinating accounts of Hollywood history including articles on Marilyn Monroe's first screen test, John Ford's favorite film, Olivia De Havilland's lawsuit against Warner Bros., Walt Disney's unfinished projects, and Stanley Kubrick's early noir classics. This volume also contains in-depth examinations of classic films, including Birth of a Nation, The Big Parade,The Jazz Singer, King Kong, and Citizen Kane. This compendium of essays recaptures the spirit and scholarship of that time and will appeal to both scholars and fans who have an abiding interest in the American motion picture industry.
John C. Tibbetts is Associate Professor, Film and Media Studies at the University of Kansas. He is the coauthor of The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film (2005) and author of Composers in the Movies (2005). James M. Welsh is the cofounder of the journal Literature/Film Quarterly, coeditor of The Literature/Film Reader (2007) and coauthor of The Francis Ford Coppola Encyclopedia (2010), both published by Scarecrow Press.