THE PUBLIC IS NEVER WRONG by

THE PUBLIC IS NEVER WRONG

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The eighty-year old veteran views the years of moving pictures from the dawn horizons of the ckelodeons on 14th Street, through the corporate history, to the talkies and 3 D. A half a century which saw the mushrooming of an industry and an art offers proof of his faith and belief in the new medium, in the theory of the star system and feature pictures, and in the high stakes involved. Here are his memories of the swaddling clothes days of the flickers, of studios, plays and players, of the importation of Bernhardt's film of Queen Elizabeth and the problems of distribution and salesmanship, on to the luminaries of those days, formed and developed by the movies, and those who were cajoled from the stage. Famous Players, Paramount and stories of their big properties; the robust Keystone comedies; skylarks and escapades; luck and shrewdness and the sometimes frightening power of the demanding public....this avowed ""audience watcher"" offers a survey that adds to a growing cinematic library. A big gun for a big public.

Pub Date: Sept. 28th, 1953
Publisher: Putnam