Main Street Amusements: Movies and Commercial Entertainment in a Southern City, 1896-1930

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Main Street Amusements: Movies and Commercial Entertainment in a Southern City, 1896-1930 - Waller, Gregory A

Surveying the growth of local movie and vaudeville theaters from 1906 to 1916, Waller analyzes reform efforts and protest campaigns that concerned theater safety codes, Sunday film showings, censorship, and, most notably, the highly controversial screening of The Birth of a Nation. Providing both the black and white civic and church responses to ... Read More