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Ross Melnick - American Showman: Samuel Roxy Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908–1935 - 9780231159050 - V9780231159050
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American Showman: Samuel Roxy Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908–1935

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Description for American Showman: Samuel Roxy Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908–1935 Paperback. Series: Film and Culture Series. Num Pages: 576 pages, 27 black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: BM; JFDV. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 156 x 233 x 30. Weight in Grams: 806.
Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel (1882-1936) built an influential and prolific career as film exhibitor, stage producer, radio broadcaster, musical arranger, theater manager, war propagandist, and international celebrity. He helped engineer the integration of film, music, and live performance in silent film exhibition; scored early Fox Movietone films such as Sunrise (1927); pioneered the convergence of film, broadcasting, and music publishing and recording in the 1920s; and helped movies and moviegoing become the dominant form of mass entertainment between the world wars. The first book devoted to Rothafel's multifaceted career, American Showman examines his role as the key purveyor of a new ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
Columbia University Press
Condition
New
Series
Film and Culture Series
Number of Pages
576
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780231159050
SKU
V9780231159050
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About Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick is assistant professor of film and media studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He received his Ph.D. in cinema and media studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a postdoctoral fellowship from Emory University. He has worked as a curator at the Museum of the Moving Image and in marketing for Loews Cineplex, Miramax, ... Read more

Reviews for American Showman: Samuel Roxy Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908–1935
[An] eye-poppingly informative new book... To paraphrase Frank Loesser's 'Guys and Dolls,' with the publication of American Showman, the question 'What's playing at the Roxy?' can now be answered: 'First-rate cultural history.'
Mindy Aloff Washington Post [American Showman] provides valuable insight into Roxy's dynamic contemporary moment
one characterized by world military strife, economic downturn, and a blossoming of technological innovation. ... Read more

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