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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A good-sized town like Toled0, Ohi0, boasted forty-five movie theaters with an
average seating capacity of 811 (considerably higher than the national average
reported by the Motion Picture News, since this was an urban situation).
nation's fifteen thousand theaters were divided according to admission prices
and seating capacity:9 4, 100 charging 100, 300 seats average 6,000 " 150,450 "
2,400 " 180, 600 " 2,500 " 250, 1,100 seats and over The increasing
As Irwin later testified before the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Paramount
could destroy First National if it would go into each one of the First National cities
and build, or threaten to build, the finest and largest theater in the city. Many of ...
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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