The History of Motion Pictures from 1890-1960
Why the original 4:3 aspect ratio was chosen from the very earliest stage of motion picture development remains something of a puzzle. Although the 4:3 ratio had been used often for 19th Century...
James Dean is one of only five people to have been nominated for a "Best Actor" Academy Award for their first feature role, and the only one nominated posthumously for an Academy Award twice.
The Library of Congress' Packard Campus for Audio–Visual Conservation is the first centralized facility in America specially planned and designed to preserve and make accessible the audiovisual...
During the silent era, a film company would usually produce two camera negatives, placing two cameras next to each other to shoot a scene. One negative was usually used for domestic prints, and the...
Oscar Levant was a popular and gifted concert pianist, composer, songwriter, stage & film actor, comedian, radio personality, television host, and bestselling author.
From the earliest days of the cinema, virtually all commercial 35mm films were made using Eastman Kodak's "nitrate film stock".