The Transformation of Cinema: 1907-1915by Eileen Bower
Pub. Date: 12/28/1990
Publisher: Gale Group
Eileen Bowser chronicles the history of the American film business from the days of storefront nickelodeons to the premiere of D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation. The effect of the surroundingsthe size of the hall; whether the film was shown alone or along with vaudeville entertainment; and the size, quality, and relevance of the musical backgroundare all examined for their impact on the filmgoing experience.
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