West is best!; or, what we can learn from Bournemouth
Burrows, Jon. (2010) West is best!; or, what we can learn from Bournemouth. Early Popular Visual Culture, Vol.8 (No.4). pp. 351-362. ISSN 1746-0654Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17460654.2010.513818
This article demonstrates that the film presentations of British public hall showmen in the 1900s were often more elaborate and oriented towards middle-class audiences, but much less well-travelled, than is typically realized. It attempts to explain how one such show, West's Pictures at the Shaftesbury Hall, Bournemouth, established itself as a semi-permanent attraction, and argues that T.J. West's activities reveal the need for a revised morphology of the emergence and evolution of the permanent picture theatre that acknowledges the complexity of both the cinema's journey towards 'gentrification' and the relationships between provincial and metropolitan screen entertainment practices.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > Film and Television Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Early Popular Visual Culture|
|Publisher:||Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 351-362|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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