Main Street Movies

Main Street Movies

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"See yourself in the movies!"

Prior to the advent of the home movie camera and the ubiquitousness of the camera phone, there was the local film. This cultural phenomenon, produced across the country from the 1890s to the 1950s, gave ordinary people a chance to be on the silver screen without leaving their hometowns. Through these movies, residents could see themselves in the same theaters where they saw major Hollywood motion pictures. Traveling filmmakers plied their… (more)


Book Details  


Publisher: Indiana University Press (January 25, 2018)

Collection: Cinema and the American Experience

Format: EPUB

Page count: 336 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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