SUBTITLED : ` Movie Exhibitors and Movie Audiences in Prairie Canada : 1896 -1986 '. These 381 pages - with extensive notes and INDEX - take us from the invention of the kinetoscope through to the multiplex. We watch as business interests in the late 19'th century, plan their entertainment opportunities in Winnipeg, Regina, Calgary, and Edmonton. These interests often had connections with the East or with the U.S. LEARN about the Starland Electric, the Rialto, mezzanine, Jule Allen, Pathe Freres, censors, and Cosgrove Family Vaudeville Company. B/W photographs assist text. Also some theatre bills are reproduced. Cond : Paper wrapper is light yellow with brown lettering and decoration. Cover illustration shows a 1910 crowd lined up to enter the theatre.Volume is tight, bright, square and clean in ALL respects. No names, creases, nor tears. Giftable ! ! Quote (p. 83) : " They hired Hague and Cronk to manage the theatre and to operate the projector, and then spent $2,000 decorating the front of the building, ordering specially made chairsand mounting a phonograph over the ticket-seller's booth, positioning ._._._. ." Size: 8vo. Codice inventario libreria
Riassunto: In this authoritative work, Seiler and Seiler argue that the establishment and development of moviegoing and movie exhibition in Prairie Canada is best understood in the context of changing late-nineteenth-century and early-twentieth-century social, economic, and technological developments. From the first entrepreneurs who attempted to lure customers in to movie exhibition halls, to the digital revolution and its impact on moviegoing, Reel Time highlights the pivotal role of amusement venues in shaping the leisure activities of working- and middle-class people across North America.
As marketing efforts, the lavish interiors of the movie palace and the romantic view of the local movie theatre concealed a competitive environment in which producers, exhibitors, and distributors tried to monopolize the industry and drive their rivals out of business. The pitched battles and power struggles between national movie theatre chains took place at the same time that movie exhibitors launched campaigns to reassure moviegoers that theatres were no longer the unclean and immoral places of amusement of yesteryear. Under the leadership of impresarios, the movie theatre rose up from these attacks to become an important social and cultural centre; one deemed suitable for women and children.
An innovative examination of moviegoing as a social practice and movie exhibition as a commercial enterprise, Reel Time depicts how the industry shaped the development of the Canadian Prairie West and propelled the region into the modern era.
L'autore: Robert M. Seiler is associate professor emeritus in communication and culture at the University of Calgary. Tamara P. Seiler is professor emeritus of Canadian studies at the University of Calgary. Reel Time is their second joint publication.
Titolo: Reel Time
Casa editrice: AU Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2013
Illustratore: B/W Drawings and Photographs
Condizione libro: Near Fine
Edizione: First Edition.
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