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Liberty theatres of the United States Army, 1917-1919

Author: Weldon B Durham
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Created by the War Department's Commission on Training Camp Activities, Liberty Theatres aimed to produce "morally uplifting" plays and movies for thousands of troops, but they became little more than public relations ploys. This volume provides an in-depth look at the 42 Liberty Theatres created by the War Department from 1917 to 1919"--Provided by publisher.
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Durham, Weldon B.
Liberty theatres of the United States Army, 1917-1919.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2006
(OCoLC)607804437
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Weldon B Durham
ISBN: 0786425393 9780786425396 9780786425396
OCLC Number: 69791877
Description: viii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The American theatre and the U.S. Army on the threshold of modernity --
Old soldiers --
Camp life reforms in World War I --
The purpose and form of the commission on training camp activities --
Commercial theatres or government theatres? --
Mobilizing the commercial theatre --
Tents, theatres and more theatres --
Money matters --
Discord --
The iron hand --
The tightened rein --
Camp shows --
The federal government and the entertainment industry --
Demobilization and army theatre since World War I --
Amateurs and professionals : conscience and commerce --
Appendix A : Liberty Theatre openings and closings --
Appendix B : Liberty Theatre expenses --
Appendix C : Gross receipts and estimates of attendance --
Appendix D : Average weekly receipts of Liberty Theatres.
Other Titles: Liberty theaters of the United States Army, 1917-1919
Responsibility: Weldon B. Durham.
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Compiled from a variety of government documents, camp newspapers and entertainment trade journals, this volume provides an in-depth look at the 42 Liberty Theatres created by the War Department  Read more...

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