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A Capitol Idea: Roxy and the Birth of Media Convergence (1922–1925)

Ross Melnick

in American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159050
eISBN:
9780231504256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159050.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

During the postwar period, film exhibition ushered in larger orchestras, more elaborate stage shows, and a growing acceptance of foreign, documentary, and avant-garde films. It was also a period of ... More


“The Man Who Gave the Movies a College Education”: Roxy, Rapee, and Motion Pictures at the Capitol Theatre (1919–1922)

Ross Melnick

in American Showman: Samuel "Roxy" Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159050
eISBN:
9780231504256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159050.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses Roxy's career from 1919–1922. In January 1919 Roxy resigned his position as manager of the Rivoli and Rialto, prompted by organizational disputes with the theater owners and ... More


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