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The New Yorker Theater: And Other Scenes from a Life at the Movies

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The nation didn't know it, but 1960 would change American film forever, and the revolution would occur nowhere near a Hollywood set. With the opening of the New Yorker Theater, a cinema located at the heart of Manhattan's Upper West Side, cutting-edge films from around the world were screened for an eager audience, including the city's most influential producers, ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published September 1st 2009 by Columbia University Press
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AC
Feb 20, 2015 AC rated it really liked it
Shelves: 1968
I grew up going to the New Yorker Movie Theater, on B'way between 88th and 89th St. More importantly to me, I worked for Pete Martin, when I was a kid, for over a year at the New Yorker Bookstore -- I knew Pete well enough to go into Wilby's with him and his wife and watch him drink and listen to his stories. I don't recall ever meeting Danny Talbot, however. Pete -- who was the original owner of City Lights, before moving to NY -- and who took the case (as I recall it) for Zapp comics -- they ...more
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May 22, 2016 Sam Baber rated it liked it
A bit all over the place but still an interesting history of both the legendary theater and its owners as well as that era.
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Dec 06, 2010 Rex rated it liked it
Not much narrative cohesion to these memoirs; just a very random collection of stories, but very interesting for a cinema buff.
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