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To the rescue : how immigrants saved the American film industry 1896-1912

Author: Ken Weiss
Publisher: San Francisco : Austin & Winfield, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A groundbreaking monograph of the brief period during the first fifteen years of the film's inception in which large numbers of recent South and East European immigrants discovered (and fell in love with) the movies. This generally understudied period gave rise to extreme middle class reaction against films as well as the first efforts by immigrants themselves to become theatre owners/operators, distributors and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Weiss, Ken.
To the rescue.
San Francisco : Austin & Winfield, 1997
(OCoLC)655001058
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ken Weiss
ISBN: 1572920513 9781572920514 1572920505 9781572920507
OCLC Number: 35723709
Description: 124 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: The period of introduction (1896-1905). Edison and the collaborative development of the moving picture --
Reactions of the first middle-class audiences --
The working class: the neglected market. Immigration: the second wave --
Leisure and working-class men and women --
The era of participation (1906-1912). Development of working-class venues --
Nickelodeons' location and their audiences' composition --
Formation of the motion picture patents company and the rise of the exchanges.
Responsibility: Ken Weiss.

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