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Mary Pickford Film at a Movie Palace

The Loew’s Jersey, built in 1929, is a landmark movie palace that has been restored over the last few years to resemble its original state. Most movie palaces have been divided into multiplexes or were altered beyond recognition. Most end … Continue reading

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Pick a Seventies Flick

Please vote for the 1970s film that we will screen on November 21. Your vote must be submitted by Monday, November 14, 6:00 PM. Every student who votes will receive 0.2 extra credit points on the Historical Event Summary. For … Continue reading

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Assignment 3: Legacy of an American Film

Please note that this assignment is different from the one listed on the syllabus, although it will be due in class on November 28. Research Using the film you selected in class on Monday, or were assigned if you were … Continue reading

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

The first ever Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences ceremony was held on May 16, 1929. Today, it is commonly referred to as the Oscars. An Oscar is an award given to the best nominee in regards to all … Continue reading

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Carl Laemmle Big Move to Hollywood Success

Carl Laemmle is the name that should be known for the rise of the Hollywood era. Uncle Carl his nickname used in the film business, his innovated efforts to rebel against big companies at that time. He started his independent … Continue reading

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Hollywood Ten

Robert Lana The Hollywood Ten On a large scale involving many Americans there was a political scare mostly known as “McCarthyism” in the 1940’s to the 1950’s. This movement was influenced by Communism’s emergence as a recognized political force, originating … Continue reading

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World War II, the US, and Classical Hollywood

Wartime U.S.A. 1941-1945; the Japanese have bombed Pearl Harbor, Uncle Sam recruits his troops, and nonetheless, Hollywood manages to sustain its dominant prowess. Certainly Hollywood experiences its much anticipated, yet seemingly nominal setbacks at the box office (following the U.S.’s … Continue reading

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The NY World’s Fair Intro of T.V-The Start of a New Beginning

Between 1939 and 1940, The New York World’s Fair was held in Flushing Meadows- Corona Park. In the mist of the Great Depression, the widespread economic decline, and unemployment increase caused the nation to be concerned and devastated. The NY … Continue reading

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Fatty Arbuckle’s Scandal Leads To Change in the MPPDA

 The Fatty Arbuckle Trial was momentous for the 1920s and the American Film Industry.  During the time, the trial and scandal that he was associated with rocked the world, much like how scandals of celebrities today circulate as “big news”. … Continue reading

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HCUA and The Hollywood Ten

From the late 1940’s to the late 1950’s most Americans were experiencing a huge political oppression called “The Second Red Scare” or “McCarthyism”.  World War II had recently ended and there was strong opposition to communism.  Thousands of regular citizens … Continue reading

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