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 second, often inferior negative (since the camera position was not perfect), used for foreign prints. When this was done, an internegative, a “printing negative”, was not used.
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”.
By 1935, 85% of American motion picture theaters were programming double features, including the big budget “A” movie and shorter “B” movie.
A term coined by French film critics, the “classic period” of Film Noir was an extremely important one in American film history.
“Rebecca” was nominated for 11 Academy Awards, and won two including the Oscar for “Outstanding Production” (Best Picture). This would be the only movie for which Hitchcock would win an Academy Award for “Best Picture”.
Anna May Wong appeared in films in Hollywood, England, and Germany, becoming the first international Chinese-American film star. Although her career faded during the 1940s, she continued to work on stage, television, radio, and in an occasional movie until 1960.
Charles Aubrey Smith (1863-1948), a popular British stage actor, appeared in his first movie in 1915.
Most commercial movies were, and some still are, shot using film that is 35 millimeters wide. When Thomas Edison and his team of inventors, headed by William Kennedy Laurie Dickson, finally introduced the Kinetoscope in April 1894, it used a film that was almost identical with the 35mm film used today – the same width … Read more
The Library of Congress Packard Campus for Audio–Visual Conservation was formerly known as the NAVCC – The National Audio–Visual Conservation Center.