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by Lucinda Smith,King Vidor,Ave Pildas

eBook Movie Palaces: Survivors of an Elegant Era download ISBN: 0517538571
Author: Lucinda Smith,King Vidor,Ave Pildas
Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter; 1st edition (December 12, 1988)
Language: English
Pages: 128
ePub: 1977 kb
Fb2: 1730 kb
Rating: 4.2
Other formats: lit txt mbr azw
Category: Humour
Subcategory: Movies

We are like Rottentomatoes or Metacritic for books. We also do book giveaways. MOVIE PALACES is a vivid and detailed examination of some of America's vanishing architectural treasures.

Items related to MOVIE PALACES. The book includes 181 full color and 15 black & white photographs

Items related to MOVIE PALACES. Survivors of an elegant era. Home Pildas, Ave. (Text) Vidor, King. Foreword) MOVIE PALACES. Movie palaces. Pildas, Ave. The book includes 181 full color and 15 black & white photographs. Dust jacket notes: "For the small fee of fifty cents, a moviegoer in the early 1900's could gain admittance to any 'Cathedral of Motion Picture' and enter the enchanted wonder of an Egyptian temple, Persian court, Italian Garden or Chinese palace. Going to the movies was a total experience.

MOVIE PALACES is a vivid and detailed examination of some of America"s vanishing architectural treasures.

Photographer Ave Pildas gives movie palace buffs a book filled with photographs of many theatre buildings throughout the United States. About half of the photos are of theatres in the Los Angeles area while the other half are of theatres in other states

Photographer Ave Pildas gives movie palace buffs a book filled with photographs of many theatre buildings throughout the United States. About half of the photos are of theatres in the Los Angeles area while the other half are of theatres in other states. There is some information on the general history of movie palaces, but the main purpose of this book are the color photos of the exterior and interior of these fantastic buildings

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Movie Palaces: Survivors of an Elegant Era" by Ave Pildas (photos) and Lucinda Smith (text. Foreword by King Vidor. Clarkston N. Potter, New York, 1980. A fine book with photos of many Los Angeles area theatres. The Show Starts on the Sidewalk" by Maggie Valentine from Yale University Press offers a nice history of the movie palace with lots of references to S. Charles Lee and various historic Los Angeles theatres.

The book includes 181 full color and 15 black & white photographs. Dust jacket notes: "For the small fee of fifty cents, a moviegoer in the early 1900's could gain admittance to any 'Cathedral of Motion Picture' and enter the enchanted wonder of an Egyptian temple, Persian court, Italian Garden or Chinese palace. Going to the movies was a total experience. Once seated in the magnificent environment of the Roxy, Rialto, Egyptian or Metropolitan and surrounded by marble statuary and orate murals, the theatre would suddenly explode with music as a one hundred piece symphony orchestra arose from the floor and miraculously disappeared as matinee idols appeared on the screen. In 1928, the Roxy's enormous columns, arches, trellises and fountains humbled even the notables of government, industry, military and theatre who attended its opening. By 1940, the 'talkies' had become spectacles themselves, and the screen became the focus of attention rather than the surrounding theatre. Today these great buildings are a rare and vanishing species. Movie Palaces immortalizes these disappearing structures and recounts through photographs and text their fascinating origins, the great men who saw their dreams come true in the fabulous structures they built and the entrepreneurs and studios who found in the palaces an outlet for the gaudy and glamorous. Here are anecdotes about the stars, Gloria Swanson, Greata Garbo, Charlie Chaplin, whose fascinating lives contributed to the myths and gossip surrounding the palaces. This era, which marked the beginning of the motion picture industry, has almost completely vanished. The movie palaces are the last remaining relics of a moment in history that can never happen again."
Comments: (7)
JoJosho
In reference to lloyd's review he must have been reading a different book. Yes there are a number of small "block" b&w photos of threaters but the bulk of the book has beautiful full page photos of theatres, box offices, terrazzos, etc. A. delightful must have book for any theatre buff. I ordered two copies. One was perfect, the other was missing the dust cover, the binding was warped and the pages were wrinkled as iif from water damage !
Samulkree
great book with many color photos of old movie theaters
Mautaxe
A lot of good stories that will give you the chills and confirms that we are not alone being reminded about the other side.
Brajind
I love vintage things. I found this book on the history of theatre and it is fascinating. Most of these theaters are probably gone but this is a great book about them.
Shak
The book that was sent to me is in very good condition. It has many good clear close up views of various parts of the theaters. Many pictures are in color. I found that it did meet my expectations. Thank you very much.
Manona
When reading about old movie theaters you want to see a lot of pictures, unfortunately this book only shows pictures from a small number of theaters. On the plus side the few pictures are in color
elektron
Very interesting.
Photographer Ave Pildas gives movie palace buffs a book filled with photographs of many theatre buildings throughout the United States. About half of the photos are of theatres in the Los Angeles area while the other half are of theatres in other states. There is some information on the general history of movie palaces, but the main purpose of this book are the color photos of the exterior and interior of these fantastic buildings. The book has been out-of-print for years(It was published in 1980) but if you are interested in movie theatres, you will not go wrong if you can track down a copy of this book. Highly recommended.