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Description - Twin Cities Picture Show by Dave Kenney

From the stories of our classic theatres to tales of industry and intrigue featuring the savvy and tough entrepreneurs of movie entertainment, this first-ever history of cinema in the Twin Cities reveals the influence of Hollywood on the lives and imaginations of Minnesotans -- and that of Minnesotans on the film industry today. Filled with photos of the dazzling marquees and great theaters of yesterday and today, historian Dave Kenney's highly readable account offers rich histories of some of the grandest theatres ever constructed. Featured are movie palaces like the Minnesota in downtown Minneapolis, with its well-synchronised phalanx of ushers and cavernous yet elegant interior, and the Cooper in St. Louis Park, with its films projected larger-than-life in 70 mm Cinerama. Yet behind many of these cinemas' electrifying facades are the impresarios and business leaders who took the risks and made the fortunes, like nationally known theatre mogul and Hollywood producer Ted Mann, who transformed Minnesota movie going in the fifties and sixties, and porn king Ferris Alexander, whose unconventional business activities resulted in the preservation of many now treasured historical monuments. Then there are the people of the Twin Cities, who have seen and tested some of the biggest movies of all time.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780873515955
ISBN-10: 0873515951
Format: Hardback
(180mm x 255mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dave Kenney

Dave Kenney holds an MA in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri and is a writer, television producer, and communications consultant. He previously worked for CNN/Atlanta and his writing has appeared in Mpls. St Paul Magazine, Minnesota Monthly, and Minnesota Law and Politics.

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