All Pals Together: The Story of Children's Cinema

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From the turn of the century until the 1980's, Scotland's Children's Saturday Cinema offered youngsters social opportunity and lessons in good citizenship as a base from which to enjoy the screen's comic misadventures and cliff-hanging perils. The first serious attempt to understand the experience of Children's Saturday Cinema, All Pals Together includes unique material on the Children's Film Foundation and is both an entertaining story and a distinctive contribution to the ...
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Photos UK 1997 Soft Cover First Thus New 7 x 9-1/2 " 0748607188 1997 Paperback book...BRAND NEW from 1997 publisher...Never opened, Never owned, Never marked...7 x 9-1/2" size; ... 254 pages, illustrated with B&W photographs...The title of this fascinating book, " All Pals Together ", is taken from the ABC Minor's song...because that's the one that author Terry Staples used to sing on Saturday mornings...but this book is equally about all the other children's cinema clubs...and Saturday matinees...which once thrived throughout Britain...Odeon 's...Gaumont 's...Granada 's...Clifton s...Classics and independents alike...Through the decades...cinemas devised their own special Saturday songs for children to sing...a nd many of them can be found...some with music...inside the pages of this absorbing & diverting account of the children's matinee movement which they helped to promote..." All Pals Together-The Story of Children's Cinema "...by Terry Staples...published by Edinburgh University Press...1997 Softcover boo Read more Show Less

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From the turn of the century until the 1980's, Scotland's Children's Saturday Cinema offered youngsters social opportunity and lessons in good citizenship as a base from which to enjoy the screen's comic misadventures and cliff-hanging perils. The first serious attempt to understand the experience of Children's Saturday Cinema, All Pals Together includes unique material on the Children's Film Foundation and is both an entertaining story and a distinctive contribution to the history of British cinema.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780748607181
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 9/23/1997
  • Pages: 272

Meet the Author

Terry Staples is a writer, researcher and children's film programmer.

Edinburgh University Press

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