Includes bibliographical references (p. -256) and index.
'The people's amusement': the growth in cinema-going and reading habits -- 'Fouling civilisation?: official attitudes towards popular film and literature -- Trade attitudes towards audience taste -- 'What made you put that rubbish on?': national trends in film popularity -- 'The appearance as an added incentive': national trends in literature popularity -- 'A very profitable enterprise': South Wales Miners' Institutes -- 'Gunmen, rustlers and a damsel in distress': working-class tastes in Derby -- 'The home of the brave"? working -class tastes in Portsmouth -- Popular film and literature: textual analyses -- Conclusion: 'giving the public what it wants'.
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