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MACPHERSON, K. (edit.).
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pp. 96, (xvi) Ads. 16 plates with numerous illustrations. Original printed wraps, faded and scruffy but intact, the front sometime damp with the colour bleeding onto the first three leaves of text, none the less, a good reading copy.

*A really interesting view of the film and cinema in the early experimental days and including much social commentary. There are 11 lengthy essays including PUBLICITY by Robert Herring - '.... in many cinemas one cannot reserve seats, one has to sit through some perfectly dreadful production that makes one wonder why one ever goes into a cinema, to make sure of seeing the movie one has come to see.' THE FUTURE OF THE AMERICAN CINEMA by Wilbur Needham - 'The yellow dogs of the movie industry have yelped their way to safe retreat, a pack of preachers at their heels..........Frank discussion of sex, the infrequent beauty of the human body (unless draped suggestively) and all hints at the radical in government or sociology disappeared long ago from the screens of America.......... Not content with offering up sacrifices under threats of force, the movie monarchs descended from their thrones and voluntarily erased the Sacco-Vanzetti case from the screen, burning all news-reel shots of the murdered men.'

POOL. Riant Chateau, Teritet, Switzerland.

Date Published: 1928. June. Vol.II, no.6.

Stock No. 61797

Price: 30.00

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