One Thousand Nights at the Movies: An Illustrated History of Motion Pictures, 1895-1915

One Thousand Nights at the Movies: An Illustrated History of Motion Pictures, 1895-1915

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by Q. David Bowers, Kathryn Fuller-Seeley
     
 

One Thousand Nights at the Movies is a detailed history of the birth of motion pictures. This richly illustrated coffee-table book charts the tumultuous growth from early inventions and Edison's innovations through the creation of film studios, picture palaces, and the first movie stars. Uniquely, the book celebrates and explores the showmanship ofSee more details below

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One Thousand Nights at the Movies is a detailed history of the birth of motion pictures. This richly illustrated coffee-table book charts the tumultuous growth from early inventions and Edison's innovations through the creation of film studios, picture palaces, and the first movie stars. Uniquely, the book celebrates and explores the showmanship of mom-and-pop Main Street nickelodeon theaters across the United States through a wealth of spectacular, never-before-published photographs and rare archival evidence. The authors bring a lifetime of research to this fascinating story of how an upstart new entertainment medium struggled in the early 1900's to become America's greatest form of popular culture — how it went from Main Street to Wall Street and changed the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780794832506
Publisher:
Whitman Publishing
Publication date:
01/15/2013
Pages:
414
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 12.20(h) x 1.40(d)

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