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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Still, the most visible mark of this boom was unquestionably the select number of
downtown showplaces, the picture palaces that left so strong an impression on
several generations of American filmgoers. "The United States in the twenties
Thomas Lamb was among the first widely recognized picture-palace designers.
Often working in the tradition of Robert Adam, Lamb was responsible for such
important New York houses as the Regent (1913), the Strand (1914), the Rialto ...
For the earlier years, see John B. Rathbun, Motion Picture Making and Exhibiting
(Los Angeles: Holmes, 1914), especially pp. 96-120. 3. "6 Houses Gross
$53,096,369," FDY (1928), p. 7. 4. Craig Morrison, "From Nickelodeon to Picture
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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