Before Hollywood: from shadow play to the silver screen
Author: Clee Paul
Year Reviewed:: 2006
Review: This quality book can be read isolated chapters for enjoyment or as a whole for the big picture. It fills a gap in many libraries as it tells the history of visual entertainment up to the time of the first movies. Numerous period illustrations with captions and aside boxes adds to the enjoyment of the book. Timeline, source notes, bibliography, web sites and index are included.