Early American cinema

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Scarecrow Press, 1994 - Art - 263 pages
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Provides a concise history of the American motion picture industry before 1920.

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Contents

PreCinema
1
The Motion Picture Patents Company and the Film Establishment
7
The Independents and a New Establishment
45
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About the author (1994)

Anthony Slide is the author or editor of some sixty books on the history of popular entertainment, & editor of the "Filmmakers" series published by Scarecrow Press. He has served as an associate archivist of the American Film Institute & resident film historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In 1990, in recognition of his work on the history of popular culture, Mr. Slide was awarded an honorary doctorate of letters by Bowling Green University. Anthony Slide resides in Studio City, California.