9780520085350

An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture 1915-1928

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  • ISBN13:

    9780520085350

  • ISBN10:

    0520085353

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-03-01
  • Publisher: Univ of California Pr

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The silent cinema was America's first modern entertainment industry, a complex social, cultural, and technological phenomenon that swept the country in the early years of the twentieth century. Richard Koszarski examines the underlying structures that made the silent-movie era work, from the operations of eastern bankers to the problems of neighborhood theater musicians. He offers a new perspective on the development of this major new industry and art form and the public's response to it.

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