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The movie palaces

Author: Gene Kelly; Lee R Bobker; Karen Loveland; Theatre Historical Society (U.S.); Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications.
Publisher: Washington, DC : Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommuinications, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines America's most extraordinary theaters. Includes highlights from the Atlanta Fox, the Wiltern in Los Angeles, San Antonio's Majestic and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Shows them in their former splendor, examines their decline, and shows that communities across the country are bringing these architectural masterpieces to life once again. Includes newsreels and clips of classic movies that were  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Short films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Kelly; Lee R Bobker; Karen Loveland; Theatre Historical Society (U.S.); Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications.
OCLC Number: 20099625
Credits: Director of photography, John Hiller; editor, Paul Z. Marcus; historical consultants, David Naylor, Michael Webb.
Performer(s): Host, Gene Kelly.
Description: 1 videocassette (28 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS-Standard play.
Responsibility: Smithsonian Institution Office of Telecommunications with Vision Associates Inc., and the Theatre Historical Society of America ; producer, Karen Loveland ; writer and director, Lee E. Bobker.

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Examines America's most extraordinary theaters. Includes highlights from the Atlanta Fox, the Wiltern in Los Angeles, San Antonio's Majestic and Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Shows them in their former splendor, examines their decline, and shows that communities across the country are bringing these architectural masterpieces to life once again. Includes newsreels and clips of classic movies that were shown in those theaters, and veteran theater organist Gaylord Carter performs a variety of old-time movie accompaniments on an old Wurlitzer.

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