At the Picture Show: Small-Town Audiences and the Creation of Movie Fan Culture

At the Picture Show: Small-Town Audiences and the Creation of Movie Fan Culture

by Kathryn H. Fuller

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781560986393
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Press
Publication date: 10/17/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 254
Product dimensions: 6.33(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.99(d)

About the Author

Kathryn H. Fuller is Associate Professor of History at Virginia Commonwealth University and the coauthor of Children and the Movies: Media Influence and the Payne Fund Controversy.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxvi
1.The Cook and Harris High Class Moving Picture Company: Itinerant Exhibitors and the Construction of the Small-Town Movie Audience1
2.The Regional Diversity of Moviegoing Practices28
3."Let's Go in to a Picture Show": The Nickelodeon47
4.Small-Town Alternatives: Educational, Advertising, and Religious Films and Church Shows75
5."You Can Have the Strand in Your Own Town": The Struggle between Urban and Small-Town Exhibition in the Picture Palace Era98
6.The Rise of the Movie Fan115
7.Motion Picture Story Magazine and the Gendered Construction of the Movie Fan133
8.Photoplay Magazine, Movie Fans, and the Marketplace150
9.Coming of Age at the Picture Show: Middle-Class Youth in the 1910s and 1920s169
Conclusion194
Notes199
Bibliography234
Index241

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