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American Showman Samuel Roxy Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

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ISBN-10: 0231159048

ISBN-13: 9780231159043

Edition: 2012

Authors: Ross Melnick

List price: $74.00
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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. Regularly cited as one of the twelve most important figures in the film and radio industries, Roxy's legacy may have been…    
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Book details

List price: $74.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 4/27/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 576
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.024
Language: English