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Fight Pictures : a History of Boxing and Early Cinema.

Author: Dan Streible; Charles Musser
Publisher: CA : University of California Press, 2008.
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The first filmed prizefight, Veriscope's Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897) became one of cinema's first major attractions, ushering in an era in which hugely successful boxing films helped transform a stigmatized sport into legitimate entertainment. Exploring a significant and fascinating period in the development of modern sports and media, Fight Pictures is the first work to chronicle the mostly forgotten story of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Streible, Dan
Fight Pictures : A History of Boxing and Early Cinema
CA : University of California Press, c2008
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Streible; Charles Musser
ISBN: 9780520940581 052094058X
OCLC Number: 773564963
Description: 1 online resource (418 p.)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Chronology; PRELIMINARIES: History, Prizefighting, Early Cinema; 1. THE SPORTING AND THEATRICAL SYNDICATE: Boxing Pictures and the Origins of Cinema, 1891-1896; 2. THE CORBETT-FITZSIMMONS FIGHT: Women at the Veriscope, 1897; 3. UNDER THE LIGHTS: Filming Ringside in the Jim Jeffries Era, 1899-1904; 4. FAKE FIGHT FILMS: S. Lubin of Philadelphia, 1897-1908; 5. FIGHT PICTURES IN THE NICKELODEON ERA: Miles Bros. of New York & San Francisco, 1905-1912; 6. JACK JOHNSON FILMS: Black Exhibition and White Suppression, 1908-1910. 7. JACK JOHNSON'S DECLINE: The Prizefight Film Ban, 1911-19158. BOOTLEGGING: The Clandestine Traffic in Fight Pictures, 1916-1940; Filmography; Notes; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z.

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The first filmed prizefight, Veriscope's Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight (1897) became one of cinema's first major attractions, ushering in an era in which hugely successful boxing films helped transform a stigmatized sport into legitimate entertainment. Exploring a significant and fascinating period in the development of modern sports and media, Fight Pictures is the first work to chronicle the mostly forgotten story of how legitimate bouts, fake fights, comic sparring matches, and more came to silent-era screens and became part of American popular culture.

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