An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928, Volume 3
Scribner, 1990 - Performing Arts - 395 pages
V. 1. The emergence of cinema : the American screen to 1907 / Charles Musser -- v. 2. The transformation of cinema, 1907-1915 / Eileen Bowser -- v. 3. An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928 / Richard Koszarski -- v. 4. The talkies : American cinema's transition to sound, 1926-1931 / Donald Crafton -- v. 5. Grand design : Hollywood as a modern business enterprise, 1930-1939 / Tino Balio -- v. 6. Boom and bust : the American cinema in the 1940s / Thomas Schatz -- v. 7. Transforming the screen, 1950-1959 / Peter Lev -- v. 8. The sixties, 1960-1969 / Paul Monaco -- v. 9. Lost illusions : American cinema in the shadow of Watergate and Vietnam, 1970-1979 / David A. Cook -- v. 10. A new pot of gold : Hollywood under the electronic rainbow, 1980-1989 / Stephen Prince.
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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
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