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April 30th, 2012 at 6:28 am

Book Giveaway! American Showman: Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935

This week our featured book is American Showman: Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935, by Ross Melnick.

Throughout the week we will highlight aspects of American Showman: Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935 and we are also offering a FREE copy of the book to one winner.

To enter our book giveaway, simply e-mail pl2164@columbia.edu with your name and address (U.S. and Canadian mailing addresses only, unfortunately). We will randomly select one winner on Friday at 1:00 pm. Good luck and spread the word!

Praise for American Showman: Samuel “Roxy” Rothafel and the Birth of the Entertainment Industry, 1908-1935:

“An engaging writer, insightful critic, and rigorous scholar, Melnick has vividly recaptured the magic and moxie of this pioneer of the American entertainment industry, a marquee name in vaudeville, radio, and motion pictures. Melnick’s illuminating cultural biography is not just the engrossing story of the beloved and larger-than-life Roxy but a fascinating journey into American culture in the first passionate years of a lifelong affair with its own mass media.” — Thomas Doherty

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