An informative guidebook to all phases of moving picture making gives the answers to all laymen's questions about this art-industry. The studios, a blueprint of production, scripts, screen plays from novels and the stage as well as originals, the research departments, the casting of actors as well as extras, set design and decor, costumes and makeup, from the veteran directors to the up and coming new crop, the camera and cameramen, sound recording and effects, color, editing, music and scoring, and animated pictures -- all are explained, described and commented on. Lists of notable achievements in the various fields, academy awards, a glossary of terms and illustrations complete the coverage. Many years associated with the moving pictures as a representative of women's interests. Mrs. Field handles her material concisely and, without over resorting to the personal pronoun, presents a vast industry competently. Not a book for the film student, rather a general reference book.