Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, (2000). First Edition. Hardcover. Oblong 4to. Publisher's black cloth in original dust jacekt. Briefly INSCRIBED by Putnam. Touches of shelfwear, edgewear to jacket. Cloth clean and bright. Interior fresh. Near fine. 102pp. Near fine / near fine. Item #17577
Striking black and white photobook picturing the faded beauty of the single screen theater in various states of disrepair or reuse. Not just an emotive photo book, Putnam includes an index of theaters shuttered or repurposed, and Skylar's introduction is a well-researched examination of the social and economic causes of the decline of movie houses throughout the US. Includes commentary from Larry McMurtry, Peter Bogdanovich, Andrew Sarris, Molly Haskell, Chester H. Liebs and John Hollander. A handsome signed copy. [Viejo, 30.3].