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“The Great Unseen Audience”: Sing Sing Prison and Motion Pictures

Alison Griffiths

in Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Chapter 4: “’The Great Unseen Audience’: Sing Sing Prison and Motion Pictures” considers the unique conditions of possibility for showing film in Sing Sing Prison. Issues addressed include how film ... More


The Furnace at Sing Sing, 1828–1839

Jennifer Graber

in The Furnace of Affliction: Prisons and Religion in Antebellum America

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834572
eISBN:
9781469603339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877838_graber.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter describes how Sing Sing Prison's agent assaulted the resident chaplain and threw him out of the prison. The institution had no minister until a year later when a new head administrator ... More


Carceral Fantasies: Cinema and Prison in Early Twentieth-Century America

Alison Griffiths

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780231161060
eISBN:
9780231541565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161060.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

A groundbreaking contribution to the study of nontheatrical film exhibition, Carceral Fantasies tells the little-known story of how cinema found a home in the U.S. penitentiary system and how the ... More


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