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Movie roadshows : a history and filmography of reserved-seat limited showings, 1911-1973

Author: Kim R Holston
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This work examines a film distribution system paralleling the rise of early features and persisting until 1972. The focus is on roadshows released in the United States but an appendix identifies international roadshows and films forecast but not released as roadshows. Included are plots, contemporary critical reaction, premiere date, production background, and methods of promotion--i.e., the ballyhoo"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim R Holston
ISBN: 9780786460625 0786460628
OCLC Number: 821066962
Description: viii, 374 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Parallel distribution systems --
All seats reserved --
The talkies and pre-war era --
Entr'acte: the war years lull --
Roadshows return --
Escalation --
The golden age --
The final curtain --
Exit music: the legacy, literally.
Responsibility: Kim R. Holston.

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"This work examines a film distribution system paralleling the rise of early features and persisting until 1972. The focus is on roadshows released in the United States but an appendix identifies international roadshows and films forecast but not released as roadshows. Included are plots, contemporary critical reaction, premiere date, production background, and methods of promotion--i.e., the ballyhoo"--

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"a thorough, fascinating study of an area of motion picture distribution and exhibition that is unusual, archaic, and a part of cultural history. Highly recommended."--Examiner.com; "valuable, highly Read more...

 
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