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Of Money and Magic: The Industry and Artistry of Early American Film

Now through Sat, January 11, 2014 5:00 P.M.
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library

Celebrating the early celluloid era, the Theatre Collection of the Rare Book Department presents an exhibition tracing the development of the moving picture from cinema prehistory to the advent of sound.  By examining these changes from the perspective of the actors, directors, producers, and studios (including the Philadelphia-based Lubin Film Manufacturing Company), visitors will see how business, technology, and artistic expression dovetailed to create and grow what has become one of the most popular of all modern entertainments.  This exhibition features film stills, advertising, studio documents, and artifacts such as an original 1904 Lubin projector.

Rare Book Department
Third Floor

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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