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The Resource At the picture show : small-town audiences and the creation of movie fan culture, Kathryn H. Fuller

At the picture show : small-town audiences and the creation of movie fan culture, Kathryn H. Fuller

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At the picture show : small-town audiences and the creation of movie fan culture
Title
At the picture show
Title remainder
small-town audiences and the creation of movie fan culture
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn H. Fuller
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Although the transformation of the movies into big-time entertainment had multiple sources, Fuller argues that ultimately the maturation of the film industry depended on the support of both urban and rural middle-class audiences. Providing the fullest portrait to date of the small-town audience's changing habits and desires, At the Picture Show demonstrates for the first time how a fan culture emerged in the United States, and enriches our understanding of mass media's relationship to early twentieth-century American society
  • In this social history of the movies during the silent-film era, Kathryn H. Fuller charts the gradual homogenization of a diverse American movie audience as itinerant shows gave way to established nickelodeon theaters and then to more luxurious picture palaces. Demonstrating that the vertical integration of the film industry eliminated variety at the local level, Fuller argues that fan magazines helped to reduce the distinctions between rural and urban moviegoers and created a nationwide popular culture of film consumption. Analyzing the articles, advertisements, and letters in such publications as Motion Picture Story Magazine and Photoplay, Fuller shows that these fan magazines initially had catered to both men and women but by the late 1910s shifted their focus to young women who, entranced by Hollywood glamour, eagerly bought products endorsed by the stars
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fuller-Seeley, Kathryn
Dewey number
302.23/43
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1993.5.U6
LC item number
F77 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion picture audiences
  • City and town life
  • Culture in motion pictures
Label
At the picture show : small-town audiences and the creation of movie fan culture, Kathryn H. Fuller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cook and Harris High Class Moving Picture Company: itinerant exhibitors and the construction of the small-town movie audience -- The regional diversity of moviegoing practices -- "Let's go in to a picture show": the Nickelodeon -- Small-town alternatives: educational, advertising, and religious films and church shows -- "You can have th strand in your own town": the struggle between urban and small-town exhibition in the picture palace era -- The rise of the movie fan -- Motion Picture Story Magazine and the gendered construction of the movie fan -- Photoplay magazine, movie fans and the marketplace -- Coming of age at the picture show: middle-class youth in the 1910s and 1920s
Control code
33947047
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781560986393
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95051344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
At the picture show : small-town audiences and the creation of movie fan culture, Kathryn H. Fuller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The cook and Harris High Class Moving Picture Company: itinerant exhibitors and the construction of the small-town movie audience -- The regional diversity of moviegoing practices -- "Let's go in to a picture show": the Nickelodeon -- Small-town alternatives: educational, advertising, and religious films and church shows -- "You can have th strand in your own town": the struggle between urban and small-town exhibition in the picture palace era -- The rise of the movie fan -- Motion Picture Story Magazine and the gendered construction of the movie fan -- Photoplay magazine, movie fans and the marketplace -- Coming of age at the picture show: middle-class youth in the 1910s and 1920s
Control code
33947047
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781560986393
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95051344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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