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An evening's entertainment : the age of the silent feature picture, 1915-1928

Author: Richard Koszarski
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 1994, ©1990.
Series: History of the American cinema, v. 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The silent cinema was America's first modern entertainment industry, a complex social, cultural, and technological phenomenon that swept the country in the early years of the twentieth century. Audiences in the lavish new movie palaces were thrilled by such landmark films as The Birth of a Nation, The Gold Rush, and Nanook of the North, and soon they were eagerly following the on-and-off screen activities of a host  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Koszarski
ISBN: 0520085353 9780520085350
OCLC Number: 29312541
Notes: Originally published: New York : Scribner ; Toronto : Collier Macmillan Canada ; New York : Macmillan International, ©1990. (History of the American cinema ; v. 3).
Description: xi, 395 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Preface --
An industry and an art --
Going to the movies --
Corporate organization --
Making movies --
Technology --
The show --
Watching the screen --
The filmmakers --
The stars --
The envelope, please --
List of abbreviations --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Pictures sources --
General index --
Index of films.
Series Title: History of the American cinema, v. 3.
Responsibility: Richard Koszarski.
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Focusing on the transition from the age of early short films to the era of commercially successful silent feature films, this study traces a cultural phenomenon that revolutionized American leisure  Read more...

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