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By Sean P. Holmes

Published to coincide with the centenary of the founding of the Actors' fairness organization in 1913, Weavers of desires, Unite! explores the background of actors' unionism within the usa from the overdue 19th century to the onset of the nice melancholy. Drawing upon hitherto untapped archival assets in ny and la, Sean P. Holmes records how American level actors used exchange unionism to build for themselves an occupational id that foregrounded either their artistry and their respectability. within the approach, he paints a vibrant photograph of lifestyles at the theatrical store ground in an period during which fiscal, cultural, and technological alterations have been reworking the character of performing as paintings. The attractive learn deals vital insights into the character of cultural construction within the early 20th century, the position of sophistication within the development of cultural hierarchy, and the particular difficulties that unionization posed for staff within the advertisement leisure industry.

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