Hollywood Divided was a finalist in the 2016 Richard Wall Memorial Award created by the Theatre Library Association
The 2016 Richard Wall Memorial Award for an exemplary work in the field of recorded performance will be awarded to William Paul for When Movies Were Theater: Architecture, Exhibition, and the Evolution of American Film, published by Columbia University Press.
A Special Jury Prize will be awarded to Alan Robert Ginsberg for The Salome Ensemble: Rose Pastor Stokes, Anzia Yezierska, Sonya Levien, and Jetta Goudal, published by Syracuse University Press.
This year’s Wall Award Jury consisted of John Calhoun, David Pierce, and Stephen Tropiano.
The following works were finalists for the 2016 Wall Award:
• Kevin Brianton, Hollywood Divided: The 1950 Screen Directors Guild Meeting and the Impact of the Blacklist, University Press of Kentucky
• Emily Cartman, Independent Stardom: Freelance Women in the Hollywood Studio System, University of Texas Press
• Laura Horak, Girls Will be Boys: Cross Dressed Women, Lesbians, and American Cinema, 1908-1934, Rutgers University Press
• Richard Lowell MacDonald, The Appreciation of Film: The Postwar Film Society Movement and Film Culture in Britain, University of Exeter Press
• Frank Noack, Veit Harlan: The Life and Work of a Nazi Filmmaker, University Press of Kentucky
Founded in 1937, the Theatre Library Association supports librarians and archivists affiliated with theatre, dance, performance studies, popular entertainment, motion picture, and broadcasting collections. TLA promotes professional best practices in acquisition, organization, access, and preservation of performing arts resources in libraries, archives, museums, private collections, and the digital environment. By producing publications, conferences, panels, and public events, TLA fosters creative and ethical use of performing arts materials to enhance research, live performance, and scholarly communication.