From Peepshow to Palace: The Birth of American Film

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Robinson chronicles the early use of film as vaudeville sideshow; as sheer spectacle of moving images precluding any notion of plot development or drama; and as a fledgling dramatic effort, ranging from prizefights to Passion plays.

From Peepshow to Palace: The Birth of American Film 1997, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231103398

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