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Charlie Chaplin was born to poverty as Charles Spencer Chaplin on April 16th, 1889 in London, England. Upon his death on December 25th, 1977, he was recognized as one of the most important, iconic people to ever have an impact on the movie industry. From his work as a comedian and Vaudeville artist, to his roles in front of and behind the camera for film, Charlie Chaplin was one of the most versatile entertainers of the era.
Charlie was signed by
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It is hard to imagine now, but films in the 1920s were silent. Even then, movie fans had their favorite stars.
One name that almost everyone recognizes is Rudolph Valentino. His handsome looks earned him the nickname of “The Latin Lover.” His famous films include The Sheik, Blood and Sand, The Four Horseman of the Apocalypse and The Son of the Sheik. He died at the age of thirty-one from complications from appendicitis.
Greta Garbo is still a well-known name after all these years. Louis B. Mayer, vice-president of MGM, stumbled
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The interesting about this is that movies actually started on the East Coast. New York and Chicago were at the forefront. Thomas Edison with his inventions of creating the motion picture camera really pioneered early film. However, at the same time, he wanted to create a monopoly giving him control over distribution, filming, and pricing.
However, this didn’t go well independent filmmakers. At around the time the film industry started to pick up, and a guy named Harvey Wilcox wanted to sell his farmland in hopes of
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In 1929, THE JAZZ SINGER marked the start of a new era and the end of an old one. THE JAZZ SINGER was the first movie with sound and it would be the beginning of the end of silent movies. Historians might wonder which movies were the last of the silents. A brief look back at the final days of silent films reveals the answer.
Or do you? Actually, the very last silent film ever made was in 1935 and it was called LEGONG. However, it was a
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There has always been a lot of buzz generated by movie buffs about the early days of film. Ever since 1895 when the first film was screened in France, people from all over the world have had a love affair with motion pictures. Thomas Edison even got into making short films for a brief time. He soon retired, claiming that motion picture films were simply a passing fad. He could not have been more wrong about the subject. Movies are still as popular today as they ever were in the early days.
The year 1920 brought some very
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The real history of the Hollywood era begins just after the first Hollywood film, by D. W. Griffith, was filmed and released in 1910. It was 17 minutes long and titled â€œIn Old California.â€ Many filmmakers had come to California as a result of Thomas Edisonâ€™s high fines for using his patented filmmaking process. Though Hollywood had banned movie theaters initially, it soon welcomed the film industry.
Filmmakers chose to come to Hollywood for a variety of reasons. The weather was ideal; filmmakers could expect to walk outside and shoot on any day with the mild weather
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From the beginning when silent motion pictures were discovered in the late eighteen hundreds new discoveries were already on the horizon in terms of new technology for movies. It was during thie time period of the late eighteen hundreds until around nineteen twenty seven when silent films were the it thing. However nineteen twenty seven brought in a new era, one that included sound accompanying what was then just a silent motion picture. Before the introduction and idea of adding sound to movies came about, were nonetheless a form of worldwide entertainment that generated huge