American Popular Culture: A Guide to the Reference by Frank W. Hoffmann PDF

By Frank W. Hoffmann

ISBN-10: 0585186332

ISBN-13: 9780585186337

ISBN-10: 1563081423

ISBN-13: 9781563081422

Equipped by way of forms of info resources, the ebook selectively covers publications to the literature of pop culture, together with basic and topic encyclopedias; topic dictionaries; handbooks and manuals; biographical compilations; directories, indexes, and abstracts; bibliographies, discographies, and videographies; and supplemental assets (e.g., periodicals, study facilities, associations). each one part is prepared by way of topic: common; well known arts (e.g., song, nice arts); mass media (e.g., radio, computers); folkways/oral culture; and fads, occasions, tendencies, and different social phenomena. Selective instead of complete, the e-book bargains entries with descriptive and infrequently evaluative annotations. crucial as a study software in educational and public libraries, this advisor may also be necessary in assortment improvement.

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The book concentrates on the multitude of manufacturers who produced jukeboxes other than the widely covered big four: Wurlitzer, Seeburg, Rock-ola, and Rowe-AMI. Coverage includes Edison and several other phonographs of the era; coin-operated cylinder machines such as the Autophone and Kalamazoo; Link, Ristaucrat, Mills, Evans, Aireon, Filben, and othersmore than ninety models and thirty-five companies in all. Illustrationssome in colorwith informative captions and a price guide augment the text.

The illustrations are photographs of the dolls themselves; they serve to assist collectors in identifying the features unique to a given doll model. 36. Jaramillo, Alex. Cracker Jack Prizes. New York: Abbeville, 1990. 96p. illus. ISBN 1-55859-000-5. The chronologically arranged work covers the firm from the perspective of the prizes found in each box. All of the glossy, heavy-duty pages include color pictures. The book includes an introductory essay, "The History, Appeal, and Prizes of Cracker Jack," followed by succinct surveys of each decade beginning in 1910.

206-659-6434) and Jukebox Collector (515-265-8324). Nearly 100 full-color reproductions show vintage jukeboxes and advertising from the "classic era" between 19371948. The volume covers wall boxes, table models, and speakers in addition to floor versions. An appendix lists detailed information about each jukebox. 17. Pearce, Chris. Vintage Jukeboxes. ; Secaucus, NJ: Book Sales, 1988. 128p. Illus. ISBN 1-55521-323-5. Available from Jukebox Collector (515-265-8324). Focusing on the "Big Four" companies, the book traces the golden years during the 1940s and 1950s.

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