The Cinema Handbook. A guide to practical motion picture work of the non-theatrical order, particularly as applied to the reporting of news, to industrial and educational purposes, to advertising, selling and general publicity, to the production of amateur photo-plays, and to entertainment in the school, church, club, community center and home.

  • Lescarboura, Austin C.
  • New York: Scientific American Publishing Co. 1921


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8vo, pp. [ii], ix-xiv, 507, [1] + photographic frontispiece. Illustrations within pagination. Textured limp black cloth, spine and front cover lettered and stamped in gilt, all edges gilt over dark blue. Rubbed and a touch worn, rear pastedown a little torn and hinge cracking.


An early work on film production, one of several practical guides written by Austin C. Lescarboura (b. 1891) in which he intended to 'steer a literary course midway between the deeply technical books... and the popular works written for those seeking entertainment rather than information'.

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