Before Video: A History of the Non-Theatrical Film

By Anthony Slide | Go to book overview
Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives, 124
World Wide Pictures, 73
Worthen, Edwin B., 78
Wright, George D., 11
Wrong, George M., 84, 85
Yale University, 76-87
Yale University Press Film Service, 81, 87
Yates, Herbert J., 24
Yates, Stanley, 129
YMCA, 3, 14, 54, 69, 112
Yorktown, 85
Young America, 131
Zipporah Films, Inc., 125
Zitek, Jim, 8
Zitek & Associates, 8

About the Author

ANTHONY SLIDE has held executive positions with both the American Film Institute and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He is the author or editor of more than forty books on the history of popular entertainment, including Sourcebook for the Performing Arts (with Patricia King and Stephen L. Hanson, Greenwood, 1988), The International Film Industry ( Greenwood, 1989), and The Television Industry ( Greenwood, 1991). Slide has also been active in the 16mm field. He has directed three short documentaries on Hollywood film personalities and in 1991 completed a feature length documentary, The Silent Feminists: America's First Women Directors. Just as Before Video is a pioneering, first history of the non-theatrical film, Slide has also authored first-time histories of Early American Cinema, Early Women Directors, and The Cinema and Ireland.

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Table of contents

  • Recent Titles in Contributions to the Study of Mass Media and Communications ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Introduction ix
  • Notes xii
  • One Origins 1
  • Notes 16
  • Two Chicago-- the Non-Theatrical Film Capital of the World 19
  • Notes 31
  • Three the Eastman Kodak Connection 33
  • Notes 43
  • Four Specialization 45
  • Five Film in Education and Religion 59
  • Notes 73
  • Six the Chronicles of America 75
  • Notes 87
  • Seven the 1930s and 1940s 89
  • Notes 105
  • Eight Decades of Progress and Prosperity 107
  • Notes 120
  • Nine the Waning Years 123
  • Notes 136
  • Appendix A: Major Non- Theatrical Distributors of the 1920s 137
  • Appendix B: Major Non-Theatrical 16mm Distributors of the 1930s 141
  • Appendix C: Major Non-Theatrical 16mm Distributors of the 1940s 145
  • Appendix D: Useful Non-Theatrical Addresses 151
  • Selected Bibliography 155
  • Index 161
  • About the Author 172
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