FAVz049 American film exhibition and broadcasting in the 1930s

Filozofická fakulta
podzim 2014
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Kathryn Fuller-Seeley (přednášející), doc. Mgr. Petr Szczepanik, Ph.D. (zástupce)
Mgr. Luděk Havel, Ph.D. (pomocník)
prof. PhDr. Jiří Voráč, Ph.D.
Ústav filmu a audiovizuální kultury - Filozofická fakulta
Dodavatelské pracoviště: Ústav filmu a audiovizuální kultury - Filozofická fakulta
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Series of six lectures which are stem from various book chapters by Kathryn Fuller-Seeley, and together they address issues of film exhibition and film/radio audiences in the US in the 1920s and 1930s, focusing on small town audiences and those outside the major population centers.
  • Monday 20th October 10:50-14:05, C34

    Studying the history of film exhibition in rural and small town America (1900-1945), why looking outside the major urban centers is important.... [introduction to collection “Hollywod in the Neighborhood”]
    2) "What the Picture Did for Me" -- analysis of reports of small town movie theater owners in the 1930s reviewing films during the Depression and defining what was a "small town film" [chapter from “Hollywood in the Neighborhood”]

  • Tuesday 21th October 12: 30-15:45, C34

    Dish Night giveaways for women at Depression 1930s Movie Theaters -- how American movie theater owners in the hinterlands attracted women to the movies in hard times, and challenges they faced [chapter from the collection ”Looking Past the Screen”]
    4) Growing up going to the Movies – autobiographies of the Payne Fund Studies students, who wrote about the period 1915-1930 [chapter from book “At the Picture Show”]

  • Wednesday 22nd October 12:30-14:05, C34

    Jack Benny integrating film and advertising/consumer culture into his radio program in the 1930s [chapter from upcoming book “Jack Benny and American Radio Comedy 1932-1954”]

  • Thursday 23th October 9:10-10:45, C34

    Jack Benny’s use of Race on the radio through his character of Rochester in the 1930s, and Black radio and film audiences during the Depression [chapter from upcoming book “Jack Benny and American Radio Comedy”]
    povinná literatura
  • FULLER-SEELEY, Kathryn a George POTAMIANOS. Researching and Writing the History of Local Moviegoing. In Kathryn Fuller-Seeley. Hollywood Neighborhood: Historical Case Studie of Local Moviegoing. : University of California Press, 2008. s. 3-19, 290 s. ISBN 978-0-520-24973-8. info
  • FULLER-SEELEY, Kathryn. "What The Picture Did For Me" Small-Town Exhibitors' Strategies for Surviving the Great Depression. In Fuller-Seeley, Kathryn. Hollywood Neighborhood: Historical Case Studie of Local Moviegoing. : University of California Press, 2008. s. 186-207, 290 s. ISBN 978-0-520-24973-8. info
  • FULLER-SEELEY, Kathryn. Dish Night At The Movies. Exhibitors Promotions and Female Audiences during the Great Depression. In Lewis, Jon - Smoodin, Eric. Looking Past the Screen: Case Studies in American Film History and Method. : Duke University Press Books, 2007. s. 246-275, 400 s. ISBN 0-8223-3821-1. info
  • FULLER-SEELEY, Kathryn. Coming Of Age At Picture Show Youth In 1910s And 1920s. In Fuller-Seeley, Kathryn. At the Picture Show: Small Town Audiences and the Creation of Movie Fan Culture. : Smithsonian, 1997. s. 169-233, 248 s. ISBN 978-0-8139-2082-5. info
  • FULLER-SEELEY, Kathryn (forthcoming): “Jack Benny, Rochester and Racial issues in 1930s radio and film”, in Kathryn Fuller-Seeley: Jack Benny and American Radio Comedy 1932-1954, s. 1-39
  • FULLER-SEELEY Kathryn (forthcoming): “Jack Benny, Radio Commercialism and American Consumer Culture in the 1930s and 1940s” in Fuller-Seeley, Kathryn: Jack Benny and American Radio Comedy 1932-1954, s. 1-41
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Professor Kathy Fuller-Seeley’s research specialization focuses on American film and media history and audience reception studies.

Before joining UT in 2013, Fuller-Seeley taught at Georgia State University in Atlanta and Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She received a BA in History from Agnes Scott College in 1982 and an MA and PhD in American History from the Johns Hopkins University in 1993.

Fuller-Seeley is the author of At the Picture Show: Small Town Audiences and the Creation of Movie Fan Culture (Smithsonian 1996/University Press of Virginia 2001), an examination of how film exhibition and moviegoing culture spread across the U.S. in the early silent film era. She is co-author (with Garth Jowett and Ian Jarvie) of Children and the Movies: Media Influence and the Payne Fund Controversy (Cambridge, 1996), a study of the first large-scale academic study of media influence on children in the 1930s. She edited Hollywood in the Neighborhood: Historical Case Studies of Local Moviegoing (University of California 2008). She also has written Celebrate Richmond Theater (Dietz Press, 2001), a history of 200 years of stage presentation and film exhibition in Virginia’s capital city. Her most recent book, One Thousand Nights at the Movies: An Illustrated History of Motion Pictures 1895-1915 (co-authored with Q. David Bowers) (Whitman, 2013), is a richly-illustrated history of the origins of film production and exhibition in the U.S.

Fuller-Seeley has published book chapters in numerous anthologies on topics such as film stars Shirley Temple, and Rin Tin Tin, Dish Night giveaways in Depression-era movie theaters, early TV audiences, film exhibition and moviegoing history. She has been a consultant on a PBS documentary on actress Mary Pickford, and for other moviegoing history documentaries and museum exhibits. She is currently working on a book about entertainer Jack Benny and American radio comedy 1932-1954, for which she has received a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship for University Teachers.

Fuller-Seeley teaches undergraduate courses on the study of comedy in film, TV and digital media, and graduate courses in media historiography and media reception studies.

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