Movie Crazy pp 135-158 | Cite as

The View from Hollywood

  • Samantha Barbas


Throughout movie history, fans have always perceived themselves as more than just spectators. Individually and in groups, they tried to participate in the movies—to befriend actors, influence production and casting decisions, and boost their favorite actors to greater heights of success. Convinced that they had a role to play in the Hollywood studio system, they continually attempted to inform filmmakers of their likes, dislikes, and demands.


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