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In this social history of the movies during the silent film era, Kathryn H. Fuller charts the transformation of a diverse American movie audience into a homogenous fan culture as itinerant shows gave way to established nickelodeon theatres and then to more luxurious picture palaces.
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published October 17th 1996 by Smithsonian
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Don LaFountaine
Sep 24, 2016 Don LaFountaine rated it liked it
This was a pretty interesting book about how the movie industry started and how the fan culture as we know it today began.

The book starts off describing how movies started to become a part of the American culture. As film was starting out, it was a novelty that many people wanted to see. In the big cities, people were able to more easily see the films than in the small towns. As their popularity grew, traveling showman started to bring the reels to the small towns across the east. As they did no
Sep 04, 2008 Steven rated it liked it
an interesting (if academic) look at movie audiences (in small towns) in the 1910s -1920s.
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