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Review: History of the American Film Industry from Its Beginnings to 1931User Review - Greta - Goodreads
Skip the first chapter on the origin of movies--he gives very short shrift to foreign developers, barely mentioning Lumiere and mentioning Pathe and Melies as little as possible. Startlingly, doesn't ... Read full review
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This is quite a remarkable book, a history of the movies up to 1930 written by someone who was intimately involved in the behind the scenes business machinations of the industry. It offers a real ...
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