Title Box Office
Book Condition Very Good in Fair dj
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York Jonathan Cape and Harrison Smith 1929
Illustrator Illustrated by (dj design) "Gene"
Seller ID 20757
[moderate wear to book extremties, some fading to cloth around perimeters of both covers and at spine; jacket is a bit tattered, missing about two inches from top of spine, some degree of paper loss at most corners, small ragged closed tear at bottom of front panel, etc.]. Treatise on the economic conditions facing the American theatre in the late 1920s, historically interesting from at least two particular perspectives: (1) being just prior to the stock market crash in October 1929 (the book was ; and (2) appearing in the midst of the movies' transition from silents to talkies. The book is primarily organized in three sections, "Organization" (Equity; Labor Affiliations; The Road; Box Office), "Complications" (Morals, i.e. Censorship; Hits; Movies), and "Personalities" (Producers; Dramatists), with an additional short chapter called "By Products: Little Theatres." The author (1896-1943) was a drama critic for several New York newspapers during the 1920s and 1930s.
Theatre Twenties Drama Criticism Broadway Playwrights