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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A good-sized town like Toledo, Ohio, 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 1o0, 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
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