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Booking Pleasures

Author : Jack Matthews
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Matthews explores the collecting of old dictionaries, whose definitions can be read as a sort of poetry; an 1840s rhyming book once used as a mnemonic tool for small children; and the wildly scrawled annotations of an exuberant painter in a battered copy of Thomas Hart Benton's An Artist in America.

Shared Pleasures

Author : Douglas Gomery
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Shared Pleasures presents the first comprehensive history of how Americans have watched their favorite movies. Douglas Gomery tells the complete story of the film exhibition business, from the humble nickelodeon to movie palaces to today's mass markets of cable TV and home video rentals. Along the way Gomery shows us how the American economy and society altered going to the movies. Shared Pleasures answers such questions as: How and where have Americans gone to the movies? What factors prompted the growth of specialized theaters? To what extent have corporations controlled the means of moviegoing? How has television changed the watching of motion pictures? Gomery analyzes social, technological, and economic transformations inside and outside the movie industry-sound, color (and later, colorization), television movies, cable movie networks, and home video, as well as automobiles, air conditioning, and mass transit. He traces the effects of immigration, growing urban and suburban cultures, two world wars, racial and ethnic segregation, and the baby boom on the movie theater industry, noting such developments as newsreel theaters and art cinemas. Gomery shows how the movie theater business has remained a profitable industry, transforming movie houses from storefronts to ornate movie palaces to the sticky-floored mall multiplexes of today. Contrary to some gloomy predictions, Gomery contends that movie watching is not declining as a form of entertainment. With the growth of cable TV, home movie rental, and other technical changes, more Americans are watching (and enjoying) more movies than ever before.

Brighton as it is its pleasures practices and pastimes with a short account of the social and inner life of its inhabitants being a complete guide book for residents and visitors By a Graduate of the University of London

Author : Graduate of the University of London
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American Book Publishing Record

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A Book about Travelling Past and Present

Author : Thomas Allan Croal
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The Treasures and Pleasures of Egypt

Author : Ronald L. Krannich
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Examines the many travel pleasures and shopping treasures found in Egypt's major destinations: Cairo, Alexandria, Luxor, Aswan and Sharm El Sheik.

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature Volume 1

Author : Philip A. Greasley
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The Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume One, surveys the lives and writings of nearly 400 Midwestern authors and identifies some of the most important criticism of their writings. The Dictionary is based on the belief that the literature of any region simultaneously captures the experience and influences the worldview of its people, reflecting as well as shaping the evolving sense of individual and collective identity, meaning, and values. Volume One presents individual lives and literary orientations and offers a broad survey of the Midwestern experience as expressed by its many diverse peoples over time.Philip A. Greasley's introduction fills in background information and describes the philosophy, focus, methodology, content, and layout of entries, as well as criteria for their inclusion. An extended lead-essay, "The Origins and Development of the Literature of the Midwest," by David D. Anderson, provides a historical, cultural, and literary context in which the lives and writings of individual authors can be considered.This volume is the first of an ambitious three-volume series sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and created by its members. Volume Two will provide similar coverage of non-author entries, such as sites, centers, movements, influences, themes, and genres. Volume Three will be a literary history of the Midwest. One goal of the series is to build understanding of the nature, importance, and influence of Midwestern writers and literature. Another is to provide information on writers from the early years of the Midwestern experience, as well as those now emerging, who are typically absent from existing reference works.

Reading Matter

Author : Jack Matthews
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A collection of 12 essays on the challenges and joys of collecting rare and old books. Offers collecting tips for aspiring and established collectors, and discusses what makes a book collectable. Matthews is an author, teacher, collector, and literary critic. The book is not indexed. Annotation c. B

Reel Pleasures

Author : Laura Fair
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Reel Pleasures brings the world of African moviehouses and the publics they engendered to life, revealing how local fans creatively reworked global media—from Indian melodrama to Italian westerns, kung fu, and blaxploitation films—to speak to local dreams and desires. In it, Laura Fair zeroes in on Tanzanians’ extraordinarily dynamic media cultures to demonstrate how the public and private worlds of film reception brought communities together and contributed to the construction of genders, generations, and urban citizenship over time. Radically reframing the literatures on media exhibition, distribution, and reception, Reel Pleasures demonstrates how local entrepreneurs and fans worked together to forge the most successful cinema industry in colonial sub-Saharan Africa. The result is a major contribution to the literature on transnational commodity cultures.

The Ohio Review

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The Pleasures of Jazz

Author : Leonard Feather
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The Independent Film Video Monthly

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Logos

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Provincial Pleasures

Author : Norman Nicholson
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Twelve monthly chapters about life in the "by no means imaginary" town of Odborough.

The Treasures and Pleasures of Bermuda

Author : Ron Krannich
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A travel guide to this small but fun island in the Atlantic offers up-to-date information on hotels, shopping, restaurants, and site-seeing around the island, in Hamilton and St. George. Original.

The Treasures and Pleasures of Mexico

Author : Ronald L. Krannich
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A comprehensive guide to traveling and shopping South of the border covers restaurants, hotels, and shops in Mexico City, Taxco, Acapulco, Ixtapa, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, Guadalajra, and many other Mexican cities. Original.

Black Meetings Tourism

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The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure

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The Pleasures of Paris

Author : Michael Bond
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The Treasures and Pleasures of Italy

Author : Ronald L. Krannich
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A seductive place of great beauty, intriguing history, and interesting people, Italy attracts30 million visitors each year. Most head for the four major cities: Milan, Florence, Venice and Rome. Here's the book that intorudces the best of the best in travel treasures and pleasures in these four appealing places. Explore the fabulous shops, visit many historical and cultural treasures, and dine in some of the best restaurants. Use this book once and you'll what to come back again and again to further explore Italy's many exciting treasures and pleasures.