The American Theatrical Film

Pub Date : 1985-01-01 | Author : John C. Tibbetts | Publisher : Popular Press

ISBN 10 : 0879722894
ISBN 13 : 9780879722890

This book provides needed information on the collaborations between filmmakers and theater personnel before 1930 and completes our understanding of how two art forms influenced eac..

Movie Censorship And American Culture

Pub Date : 2006 | Author : Francis G. Couvares | Publisher : Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN 10 : 1558495754
ISBN 13 : 9781558495753

From the earliest days of public outrage over "indecent" nickelodeon shows, Americans have worried about the power of the movies. The eleven essays in this book examine nearly a ce..

Blue Vaudeville

Pub Date : 2004-05-04 | Author : Andrew L. Erdman | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 9781476613291
ISBN 13 : 147661329X

This work reveals the often racy, ribald, and sexually charged nature of the vaudeville stage, looking at a broad array of provocative performers from disrobing dancers to nude pos..

Actors Organize

Pub Date : 2007-10-10 | Author : Kerry Segrave | Publisher : McFarland

ISBN 10 : 9780786432837
ISBN 13 : 0786432837

This work offers a detailed history of American actors' attempts to unionize in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Actors' unions of this period faced a staggering ..

Dancing Till Dawn

Pub Date : 1995-05-01 | Author : Julie Malnig | Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN 10 : 9780814755280
ISBN 13 : 0814755283

Malnig examines exhibition ballroom dance as both a theatrical genre and a cultural and social phenomenon, promoting new cultural standards, including the emancipation of women and..

Swing Along

Pub Date : 2008-09-04 | Author : Marva Carter | Publisher : OUP USA

ISBN 10 : 9780195108910
ISBN 13 : 0195108914

Composer, conductor and violinist Will Marion Cook was a key figure in the development of American music from the 1890s to the 1920s. In this biography, Marva Griffin Carter writes..