The History of Motion Pictures from 1890-1960
Welcome to The Picture Show Man, where we explore the history of motion pictures from 1890 through 1960!
The Silent Film Era ran from 1895 to 1929. The period is marked by stories without synchronized dialogue or sound.
In America the slang expression “movie” began to get circulation in newspaper comic strips in 1909, and within a year it was well on its way to nationwide usage.
Thomas Edison's production company filmed the first death scene in 1895. The film was intended to be shown in Edison's Kinetoscope.
"Casablanca" was nominated for eight Academy Awards and won three, including the Oscar for Best Picture. In 1989, "Casablanca" was among the first twenty-five films named to the National Film...
The Day the Earth Stood Still won the 1951 Golden Globe Award for "Best Picture Promoting International Understanding". It was also nominated that year for a Golden Globe Award for "Best Original...
Alice Calhoun was a pretty, petite, brunette leading lady of Hollywood silents. She appeared in (at least) 49 films and was awarded a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame,