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Memphis Movie Theatres

Author : Vincent Astor
ISBN : 9781467110419
Genre : History
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Memphis has always been a theatrical town a crossroads in the center of America for entertainment as well as commerce. Movies are among the many things that travel through the city, both for distribution and exhibition. Thousands of people who have lived here or just passed through, especially during and after World War II, found their way to the movie theatres. From the vaudeville palaces on Main Street to the nickelodeons on Beale Street, these theatres helped shape the culture of the city. Kemmons Wilson operated movie houses before he built the first Holiday Inn. Several movie theatres played roles in the life of Elvis Presley. W.C. Handy attended the opening of a theatre named for him. Local censorship practices influenced decisions in Hollywood, and the first multiplex in the region was built in Memphis."

Film Censorship In America

Author : Jeremy Geltzer
ISBN : 9781476630120
Genre : Performing Arts
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Since the first films played in nickelodeons, controversial movies have been cut or banned across the United States. Far from Hollywood, regional productions such as Oscar Micheaux’s provocative race films and Nell Shipman’s wildlife adventures were censored by men like Major M.L.C. Funkhouser, the terror of Chicago’s cinemas, and Myrtelle Snell, the Alabama administrator who made the slogan “Banned in Birmingham” famous. Censorship continues today, with Utah’s case against Deadpool (2016) pending in federal court and Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills (2013) versus the Texas Film Commission. This authoritative state-by-state account covers the history of film censorship and the battle for free speech in America.

The Perils Of Moviegoing In America

Author : Gary D. Rhodes
ISBN : 9781441136107
Genre : Performing Arts
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Recaptures the lost history of the physical and moral perils that faced audiences at American movie theatres during the first fifty years of the cinema.

Black Images In The American Theatre

Author : Leonard Courtney Archer
ISBN : UOM:39015027244899
Genre : Performing Arts
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Sensational Modernism

Author : Joseph B. Entin
ISBN : 9781469606613
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Challenging the conventional wisdom that the 1930s were dominated by literary and photographic realism, Sensational Modernism uncovers a rich vein of experimental work by politically progressive artists. Examining images by photographers such as Weegee and Aaron Siskind and fiction by writers such as William Carlos Williams, Richard Wright, Tillie Olsen, and Pietro di Donato, Joseph Entin argues that these artists drew attention to the country's most vulnerable residents by using what he calls an "aesthetic of astonishment," focused on startling, graphic images of pain, injury, and prejudice. Traditional portrayals of the poor depicted stoic, passive figures of sentimental suffering or degraded but potentially threatening figures in need of supervision. Sensational modernists sought to shock middle-class audiences into new ways of seeing the nation's impoverished and outcast populations. The striking images these artists created, often taking the form of contorted or disfigured bodies drawn from the realm of the tabloids, pulp magazines, and cinema, represented a bold, experimental form of social aesthetics. Entin argues that these artists created a willfully unorthodox brand of vernacular modernism in which formal avant-garde innovations were used to delineate the conditions, contradictions, and pressures of life on the nation's fringes.

Theatre Organ

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ISBN : UOM:39015057430327
Genre : Theater organ
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Silent Screens

Author : Michael Putnam
ISBN : UOM:39015050245938
Genre : Architecture
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In a nostalgic tribute to the vanishing single-screen theaters of small-town America, photographer Putnam captures the once prominent cinemas in decline and transformation. The images are accompanied by an Introduction by Robert Skylar and essays by Peter Bogdanovich, Molly Haskell, and others. 58 duotones, 24 halftones.

Motion Picture Herald

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118885917
Genre : Motion pictures
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Amazing African American Actors

Author : Jeff C. Young
ISBN : 1598451359
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Read about ten important African American actors including: Robeson Robeson, Ossie Davis, Dorothy Dandridge, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington, Whoopi Goldberg, Jamie Foxx, and Halle Berry"--Provided by publisher.

The Strange Career Of Porgy And Bess

Author : Ellen Noonan
ISBN : 9780807837337
Genre : Performing Arts
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Created by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward and sung by generations of black performers, Porgy and Bess has been both embraced and reviled since its debut in 1935. In this comprehensive account, Ellen Noonan examines the opera's long history of invention and reinvention as a barometer of twentieth-century American expectations about race, culture, and the struggle for equality. In its surprising endurance lies a myriad of local, national, and international stories. For black performers and commentators, Porgy and Bess was a nexus for debates about cultural representation and racial uplift. White producers, critics, and even audiences spun revealing racial narratives around the show, initially in an attempt to demonstrate its authenticity and later to keep it from becoming discredited or irrelevant. Expertly weaving together the wide-ranging debates over the original novel, Porgy, and its adaptations on stage and film with a history of its intimate ties to Charleston, The Strange Career of "Porgy and Bess" uncovers the complexities behind one of our nation's most long-lived cultural touchstones.

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