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The American Drive In Movie Theater

Author : Don Sanders
ISBN : 0760304254
Genre : Performing Arts
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Traces the history of American drive-ins from the 1930s to the present, reliving the rituals and excitement associated with these theaters
Category: Performing Arts

The American Drive In Movie Theatre

Author : Don Sanders
ISBN : 078582975X
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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The American Drive-in Movie Theatre relives the magic and excitement of the drive-in experience through rare photographs, lively text, and entertaining personal stories. From the first theaters of the early 1930s to the successful ozoners of today, the glorious history of the drive-in is told. For those who fondly recall watching movies under the stars, this book of nostalgia is sure to take you back to the days when life was good, cars had style, and the drive-in theatre was the epitome of American entertainment. The drive-in's appeal was universal and attracted everyone in nearly every town across the country. Even celebrities—like Elvis Presley, John Wayne, Frankie Avalon, Annette Funicello, and The Beatles—enjoyed the pleasures of the drive-in experience. With great films, wonderful food, kiddie amusement parks, and opulaent architecture, the ozoner was the place to be!
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Drive In Theaters

Author : Kerry Segrave
ISBN : 9780786426300
Genre : Performing Arts
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A primarily American institution (though it appeared in other countries such as Japan and Italy), the drive-in theater now sits on the verge of extinction. During its heyday, drive-ins could be found in communities both large and small. Some of the larger theaters held up to 3,000 cars and were often filled to capacity on weekends. The history of the drive-in from its beginnings in the 1930s through its heyday in the 1940s and 1950s to its gradual demise in modern-day America is thoroughly documented here: the patent battles, community concerns with morality (on-screen and off), technological advances (audio systems, screens, etc.), audiences, and the drive-in's place in the motion picture industry.
Category: Performing Arts

Going Attractions The Definitive Story Of The American Drive In Movie

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ISBN : OCLC:1181856380
Genre : Documentary-style films
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A product of post World War II optimism, the drive-in movie theater emerged as the perfect blend of entertainment and car culture. Fueled by the baby boom, drive-ins became an integral part of the American teenage experience.. But in the late 60s, the culture changed drastically in the United States, sending the drive-in business into a downward spiral for almost three decades with successive blows from political and economic conditions and new inventions like the multi-plex and home video.. In light of the recent resurgence of drive-in theaters, Going Attractions studies the factors that affected the drive-in's dramatic rise, decline and rebirth, and examining how American culture and family have evolved in the last 60 years.
Category: Documentary-style films

At A Theater Or Drive In Near You

Author : Randall Clark
ISBN : 9781317929093
Genre : Performing Arts
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Millions of Americans have been thrilled, scared, titillated, and shocked by exploitation movies, low budget films with many scenes of sex, violence, and other potentially lurid elements. The term derives from the fact that promoters of such films exploit the contents in advertising that plays up the sexual or violent aspects of the films. This is the first comprehensive study of the American exploitation film to be published. It discusses five distinct genres: the teen movie, the sexploitation film, the martial arts movie, the blaxploitation film and the lawbreaker picture. Contained within these genres are many popular American film types, including beach movies, biker pictures, and women's prison movies. The study provides a history and sociopolitical analysis of each genre, focusing on significant films in those genres. It also discusses the economics of exploitation films and their place in the motion picture industry, the development of drive-in theaters, the significance of the teenage audience, and the effect of the videocassette. Finally, the book applies major film and cultural theories to establish an aesthetic for evaluating the exploitation film and to explore the relationship between film and audience.
Category: Performing Arts

The Community Of Cinema

Author : James Forsher
ISBN : 0275973557
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Examines the ways in which the movie theater fostered its own sense of place and community, one with its own architectural styles, its own neighborhood districts, and its own cultural rules of behavior.
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Cinema Under The Stars

Author : Elizabeth McKeon
ISBN : 158182002X
Genre : History
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When Richard M. Hollingshead Jr. first projected a movie onto a white bedsheet stretched between two trees at his home in Camden, New Jersey, in 1933, little did he know that he was on the verge of creating an entirely new entertainment industry. With America just beginning its romance with the automobile, it's no surprise that the general public found this new form of moviegoing irresistible. Fun and affordable, the drive-in quickly gained popularity among families with young children. And, of course, the local drive-in was a favorite weekend hangout for teenagers: a place where they could go just to meet friends or take a sweetheart for a romantic evening of movies under the stars. Although drive-ins are no longer as popular as they once were, in many communities a devoted following still seeks out the open-air theaters at twilight. Cinema Under the Stars"" is a reminder of those wonderful times, as well as a recounting of the history of the drive-in experience. Here is the story, and here are the memories: B movies, concession stands loaded with goodies, screen towers, ticket booths, scratchy speakers, speaker poles, and intermission. It is all here - a nostalgic look at one of America's all-time favorite pastimes. ""
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The New Encyclopedia Of Southern Culture

Author : Harvey H. Jackson III
ISBN : 9781469616766
Genre : Reference
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What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.
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In Broad Daylight

Author : Gabriele Pedulla
ISBN : 9781844679195
Genre : Performing Arts
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From plasma screens to smartphones, today moving images are everywhere. How have films adapted to this new environment? And how has the experience of the spectator changed because of this proliferation? In Broad Daylight investigates one of the decisive shifts in the history of Western aesthetics, exploring the metamorphosis of films in the age of individual media, when the public is increasingly free but also increasingly resistant to the emotive force of the pictures flashing around us. Moving deftly from philosophy of mind to film theory, from architectural practice to ethics, from Leon Battista Alberti to Orson Welles, Gabriele Pedullà examines the revolution that is reshaping the entire system of the arts and creativity in all its manifestations.
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The American Drive In

Author : Michael Karl Witzel
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110226862
Genre : Reference
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Photographs and text depict the history of the folklore, architecture, and food of drive-in restaurants throughout the country
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ISBN : UCSC:32106015300152
Genre : Architecture
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100 Years Of American Film

Author : Frank Eugene Beaver
ISBN : IND:30000068218274
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Entries discuss leading American directors, performers, and other individuals, noteworthy films, technical developments, and artistic trends
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The American Film Industry

Author : Anthony Slide
ISBN : IND:30000037518077
Genre : Motion picture industry
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Category: Motion picture industry

U S News World Report

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ISBN : UCSC:32106013969537
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Subversive Horror Cinema

Author : Jon Towlson
ISBN : 9781476615332
Genre : Performing Arts
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Horror cinema flourishes in times of ideological crisis and national trauma—the Great Depression, the Cold War, the Vietnam era, post–9/11—and this critical text argues that a succession of filmmakers working in horror—from James Whale to Jen and Sylvia Soska—have used the genre, and the shock value it affords, to challenge the status quo during these times. Spanning the decades from the 1930s onward it examines the work of producers and directors as varied as George A. Romero, Pete Walker, Michael Reeves, Herman Cohen, Wes Craven and Brian Yuzna and the ways in which films like Frankenstein (1931), Cat People (1942), The Woman (2011) and American Mary (2012) can be considered “subversive.”
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The Fifties In America

Author : John C. Super
ISBN : UCSC:32106018510724
Genre : History
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Surveys the events and people of the United States and Canada from 1950 through 1959.
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The American Motel

Author : Michael Karl Witzel
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110229254
Genre : Travel
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Renowned pop culture historian Witzel examines the evolution, architecture, and decor of the American motel in all its forms, from the traditional motor court to gimmicks such as miniature log cabins, cement teepees, and more. 200 photos, 150 in color.
Category: Travel

American Cinema Of The 1930s

Author : Ina Rae Hark
ISBN : 9780813543031
Genre : Performing Arts
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Probably no decade saw as many changes in the Hollywood film industry and its product as the 1930s did. At the beginning of the decade, the industry was still struggling with the transition to talking pictures. Gangster films and naughty comedies starring Mae West were popular in urban areas, but aroused threats of censorship in the heartland. Whether the film business could survive the economic effects of the Crash was up in the air. By 1939, popularly called "Hollywood's Greatest Year," films like Gone With the Wind and The Wizard of Oz used both color and sound to spectacular effect, and remain American icons today. The "mature oligopoly" that was the studio system had not only weathered the Depression and become part of mainstream culture through the establishment and enforcement of the Production Code, it was a well-oiled, vertically integrated industrial powerhouse. The ten original essays in American Cinema of the 1930s focus on sixty diverse films of the decade, including Dracula, The Public Enemy, Trouble in Paradise, 42nd Street, King Kong, Imitation of Life, The Adventures of Robin Hood, Swing Time, Angels with Dirty Faces, Nothing Sacred, Jezebel, Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, and Stagecoach .
Category: Performing Arts

Congressional Record

Author : United States. Congress
ISBN : STANFORD:36105216466990
Genre : Law
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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The Beaches

Author : Neil McGuinness
ISBN : 9780615385198
Genre : Beaches
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"The Beaches" is an history and a tour of the 37 mile-long island in Florida which includes Mayport, Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, Jacksonville Beach, Ponte Vedra, the Guana Preserve and Vilano Beach. With fifty four tour stops and hundreds of photos and maps, the 400 plus year history of this as-yet-unnamed island is told in a thorough and easy-to-read format.
Category: Beaches