An evening's entertainment: the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928
The 10-volume, illustrated series considers the film industry from its early roots in the 19th century right up to 1990. It examines the development of film and the film industry, analyzing both the genres, themes and technology that defined each decade a
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movies five to seven times a week, while only 0.4 percent of local Boy Scouts did
the same. More significant is the fact that the vast majority of children (69.2
percent) attended neighborhood theaters almost exclusively, avoiding the
In 1920 W. Stephen Bush reported in the New York Times that 60 percent of film
audiences were women, but in 1927 the Moving Picture World set the figure as
high as 83 percent.27 While fan magazines organized popularity polls as ...
Astoria was at its most active in 1926, when the 26 features produced there
constituted 40 percent of the entire ... share of American production stood at 84
percent, with 12 percent remaining in New York and 4 percent filming elsewhere.
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These are the initial three volumes in a projected ten-volume series, scheduled for completion in 1993, which explores American cinema through the 1980s. Musser, who teaches film studies at NYU and ... Read full review