Oral history interview with Harry Brandt, 1959

 

Name
Brandt, Harry, 1897-1972 (Interviewee)
Franklin, Joan (Interviewer)
Franklin, Robert (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Harry Brandt, 1959
Other Titles
Reminiscences of Harry Brandt, 1959
Abstract
Store-front movies circa 1915; movie theater advertising: heralds, window cards, publicity stunts; motion picture theaters: interiors, concessions, numbers; competition with studio-owned theater chains; effect of sound on motion picture business; racketeers in movie theater unions about 1931: Louis Lepke, Thomas E. Dewey and Commission on Organized Crime, 1935; censorship and establishment of motio n picture code; opinions on different film genres, dislike of double features; distribution of movies from Communist countries; theater owner's court case against major studios. Audio is comprised of narrator's excerpts from the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company's radio program series "Memoirs of the Movies"
Collection Name
Popular arts project
Subjects
Motion pictures; Motion picture theaters; Motion pictures--Distribution; Brandt, Harry, 1897-1972
Format
oral histories; sound recordings
Genre
Interviews
Origin Information
1959
Date
1959
Note (Biographical)
Motion picture exhibitor
Note
Interviewed by Joan and Robert Franklin
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
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Catalog Record
14835034
Also In
Time-Based Media
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-4s32-cw20
Related URLs
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