Description : Recaptures the lost history of the physical and moral perils that faced audiences at American movie theatres during the first fifty years of the cinema.
Description : First published on March 9, 1907, The Moving Picture World was the first trade paper of the film industry. It continued until December 31, 1927. This index directs researchers to the appropriate pages of the magazine for biographical and career data on the early filmmakers--i.e., anyone involved in making a film: actors and actresses, producers, directors, camera grinders, writers, editors, company presidents, technical directors, stunt extras, and many others. Each entry includes professional postion or job slot, real name (if applicable), any relatives in cinema, article citations, the date and page location of the citations, and a notice of illustrations within the article.
Description : For fifty years, the newsreel was a fixture in American movie theaters. Released twice a week, less than ten minutes long, each had news footage that combined journalism with entertainment. With the advent of television news programs after World War II, newsreels began to be obsolete, but they remain the first instances of moving image photographic journalism and were for decades a unique source of information—and misinformation. This history details the full span of the American newsreel from 1911 to 1967, discussing the European forerunners, changes in the American version over time, and the ethical and unethical use of newsreels in present-day television documentaries. Photographs, bibliography and index.
Description : "Though his star waned in the sound era, Dwan managed to survive. Considering himself better off without the fame he enjoyed during the silent era, he went on to do some of his best work. Along the way, Dwan also found personal happiness. This thorough examination of Dwan and many of his movies separates myth from truth"--
Description : This book focuses on film culture in Los Angeles up to the era of Hollywood, from 1905 to 1915. The study discusses exhibition practices, regulatory efforts and reforms, the critical role women played in all dimensions of film culture and the burgeoning film journalism pivoting around the feature format and serial films.