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Thomas Ince: Hollywood's Independent Pioneer

Brian Taves


Thomas H. Ince (1880–1924) turned movie-making into a business enterprise. Progressing from actor to director and screenwriter, he revolutionized the motion picture industry through developing the role of the producer. In addition to building the first major Hollywood studio facility, dubbed “Inceville,” he was responsible for more than 800 films. This book chronicles Ince's life from the stage to his sudden death as he was about to join forces with media tycoon William Randolph Hearst. It explores Ince's impact on Hollywood's production system, the Western, his creation of the first American ... More

Keywords: Thomas H. Ince, movie-making, business enterprise, actor, director, screenwriter, motion picture industry, producer, Hollywood studio, Inceville

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813134222
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813134222.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brian Taves, author