It would appear to be continuous from this ad that appeared in the New York Times on March 23ed, 1946. The text that's cut off on the right reads: Last feature starts at 1AM.So it did not roadshow in NY? It premiered there continuous run at the Capitol?
That's at the Little Carnegie. They occasionally did quality revivals in between new features.
I read Bowsley Crowther's review. It was basically a rave.
My first film professor was Herman Weinberg, who was a cinema enthusiast and raconteur. He knew everybody. He told me he went to see "Ten Days That Shook the World" at the Little Carnegie. When the film was over, he was so blown away that he remained in his seat. There was another person near him who also remained. "I have to talk to someone about this film," the man said to him. "It's so amazing. I came all the way from LA just to see it." It turned out to be Ernst Lubitsch. They had coffee next door in the Russian Tea Room. I know it doesn't sound very plausible, but then, what does?One of the longest running art houses in the city, I believe. It's opening attraction was the US premiere of Eisenstein's 10 DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD in 1928. One of the last glimpses of it can be seen when the marquee makes an appearance in TOOTSIE as they're outside the Russian Tea Room.
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He actually LIKED something?
That was when they changed its name to Loew’s Cinerama. They played How the West Was Won and some of the 70mm Cinerama features such as 2001.Boston was the only road show.
The Astor (about 1,700 seats or so) on 45th and Broadway was the New York road show house for MGM pictures. In those days, the Capitol used all 5,000 or so seats and was just too large to be practical for reserved seat attractions. The Capitol DID do reserved seat shows in the 1960's after they curtained off large sections of the auditorium and reduced seating capacity.
That's the cover of the edition which I own (though the cover is in tatters I've read the book so often and also used it for reference so much).I placed my order on Tuesday and it was waiting for me when I got home this afternoon. There was a note on the inside that explained the seller found a better copy and shipped that one instead of the used one I purchased. I suspect it's a first edition along with a little something extra:
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Got this from a place called Hollywood Canteen in Toronto, ON. The guy that owns it is terrific, and his shop is astounding and filled to the brim with books. One happy movie lover here
Did WA ever put out the actual press releases on this batch of blu-rays? It’s been a while now with no official word or specs on the transfers and extras.