Book #57300

Picture Palace - 1st US Edition/1st Printing

Paul Theroux

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First US Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1978.
ISBN: 0395264758

Price: $37.50

An unblemished first Printing of the First American Edition housed in a shelfworn dust-jacket that is Nearly Fine.

Theroux's Picture Palace is a hilarious, insightful, and often moving exploration of the art and commerce of moviegoing. Theroux travels from coast to coast, from small towns to big cities, and from the converted theatres of the 1970s to the multiplex cinemas of the 2000s,, and finds that the moviegoing experience has changed little over the past fifty years. He talks to moviegoers, theater owners, and film critics, as well as to the people who make and market films. Interspersed with his observations are wry, sometimes uncanny portraits of moviegoers, from a suicidal teenager to a middle-aged couple who have seen every movie in the world. Theroux's Picture Palace is at once a spirited celebration of moviegoing and a probing look at its cultural, social, and political implications.; 8vo; 359 pages.