Welcome to The Picture Show Man, where we explore the history of motion pictures from 1890 through 1960!
Million Dollar Actress Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra (1963) Salaries of Silent Film Actors Half the profits from her filmsA $10,000 per week minimum$300,000 single payment...
Color motion pictures appeared almost from the very beginning. Thomas Edison experimented with a hand-tinting process in his films.
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...