qThe Talkies is a valuable addition to a distinguished series--especially important because it deals with one of the most eventful periods in motion picture history. Crafton's scholarship is impressive, and he has produced a readable book that's sure to become a standard reference.q--James Naremore, author of More than NightERPI stopped wiring theaters which were judged to be economically unstable, leaving them to RCA and small entrepreneurs. The studios, except for ... Theaters hosted fan clubs and special matinees for kids. ... Some theaters closed their doors and tried alternative amusement enterprises, like miniature golf. American anbsp;...
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