America Goes to the Movies: 100 Years of Motion Picture Exhibition by Barbara Stones
Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: National Association of Theatre Owners; 1993
Condition: Books is in like new condition with very minor damage to its dust jacket (sleeve is crinkling by spine). All pages are clean and tight. Book appears to never have been used.
America Goes to the Movies celebrates the colorful history of the motion picture theatre business. when moving pictures made the jump from peepshow contraptions to the screen, the public discovered a thrilling new form of entertainment – and motion picture Exhibition was born. America Goes to the Movies presents the engaging story of how enterprising pioneers built a major American industry on the nickels and dimes of an ever-changing audience. This panoramic survey proudly salutes the enduring legacy of all those exhibitors – from neighborhood theatre owners to circuit chieftains – who showed vision, showmanship and tenacity in the face of often fierce competition. The story of American Exhibition is infused with Hollywood’s magic and glamour and will appeal to film, lovers and history buffs alike. It is a lively chronicle of all the ways American have enjoyed going to the movies.
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