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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

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

Greek Tragedy On The American Stage

Author : Karelisa Hartigan
ISBN : 0313292833
Genre : Performing Arts
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This assemblage of the performance history of Greek tragedies produced on the American commercial stage with accompanying critics' comments reflects the changes in the social and political climate in each decade of the last century.
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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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

African American Theater Buildings

Author : Eric Ledell Smith
ISBN : 9780786449224
Genre : Performing Arts
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African American theater buildings were theaters owned or managed by blacks or whites and serving an African American audience. Nearly 2,000 such theaters, including nickelodeons, vaudeville houses, storefronts, drive-ins, opera houses and neighborhood movie theaters, existed in the 20th century, yet very little has been written about them. In this book the African American theater buildings from 1900 through 1955 are arranged by state, then by city, and then alphabetically under the name by which they were known. The street address, dates of operation, number of seats, architect, whether it was a member of TOBA (Theater Owners Booking Association), type of theater (nickelodeon, vaudeville, musical, drama or picture), alternate name(s), race and name of manager or owner, whether the audience was mixed, and the fate of the theater are given where known. Commentary by theater historians is also provided.
Category: Performing Arts

Composing Ourselves

Author : Dorothy Chansky
ISBN : 0809326493
Genre : Performing Arts
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When movies replaced theater in the early twentieth century, live drama was wide open to reform. A rebellion against commercialism, called the Little Theatre movement, promoted the notion that theatre is a valuable form of self-expression. Composing Ourselves argues that the movement was a national phenomenon that resulted in lasting ideas for serious theatre that are now ordinary parts of the American cultural landscape.
Category: Performing Arts

The Emergence Of Cinema

Author : Charles Musser
ISBN : 0520085337
Genre : Performing Arts
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Looks at the early years of the motion picture industry through 1907.
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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