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American Showman : Samuel 'Roxy' Rothafel and the birth of the entertainment industry, 1908-1935

Author: Ross Melnick
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: Samuel Lionel Rothafel; Samuel Lionel Rothafel
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ross Melnick
ISBN: 9780231159050 0231159056
OCLC Number: 874118492
Awards: Winner of "Book of the Year" Award 2017
Description: pages cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1. Roxy and Silent Film Exhibition 1. A New Art for a New Art Form (1908-1913) 2. Broadway Melody (1913-1917) 3. The Movie House as Recruiting Center (1917-1918) 4. "The Man Who Gave the Movies a College Education" (1919-1922) Part 2. Roxy and the Emergence of Convergence 5. A Capitol Idea (1922-1925) 6. "It's the Roxy and I'm Roxy" (1925-1927) 7. It's All Playing in Sheboygan (1928-1931) 8. The Prologue Is Past (1931-1936) Afterword Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: by Ross Melnick.

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[An] eye-poppingly informative new book... To paraphrase Frank Loesser's 'Guys and Dolls,' with the publication of American Showman, the question 'What's playing at the Roxy?' can now be answered: Read more...

 
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