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Perils of Moviegoing in America : 1896-1950

Author: Gary Don Rhodes
Publisher: New York, New York ; London [England] : Continuum, 2012. ©2012
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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During the first fifty years of the American cinema, the act of going to the movies was a risky process, fraught with a number of possible physical and moral dangers. Film fires were rampant, claiming many lives, as were movie theatre robberies, which became particularly common during the Great Depression. Labor disputes provoked a large number of movie theatre bombings, while low-level criminals like murderers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rhodes, Gary Don, 1972-
Perils of Moviegoing in America : 1896-1950.
New York, New York ; London, [England] : Continuum, ©2012
xxiii, 358 pages
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Don Rhodes
ISBN: 9781441188656 1441188657 9781628929003 1628929006
OCLC Number: 880458972
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (383 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Chapter 1; Conflagration; Chapter 2; Thieves Among Us; Chapter 3; It's Catching; Chapter 4; Bombs Away; Chapter 5; The Devil's Apothecary Shops; Chapter 6; The Sunday Blues; Chapter 7; Something for Nothing; Endnotes; Index.
Responsibility: Gary D. Rhodes.

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