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Movie Palace Books
By Jack M. Conway

Hi John,  This is the information that I got from the Theater
Historical Society (THS).

> Subject: Movie Palace Books
> Date: Thu, 5 Mar 1998 11:30:42 EST
> From:
> To:
> Sorry for the delay, but here is some information for you.
> There are 2 standard books on movie palaces:
> The Best Remaining Seats, By Ben M. Hall (founder of THS), many
> editions since original in 1961, but latest seems to be DaCapo Press
> paperback, ISBN 0-306-80315-1.  All editions are out-of-print but can
> sometimes be found in used shops for $75-$100 for 1st edition with
> color plates.
> American Picture Palaces By David Naylor, 1981, Prentice Hall Press,
> ISBN 0-13-0626329-X.  Many THS photos used.  Also out of print.
> Try for their search service.  Also, we occasionally
> get used copies of each title donated which we are free to sell.
> We can put you on list.
> Thanks for writing.  See you in L.A. in June for our Conclave!
> Richard Sklenar
> Executive Director
> Theater Historical Society

Jack M. Conway, Los Angeles, California, USA

(Message sent Thu 5 Mar 1998, 21:12:14 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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