The “Latham Loop” is the small, slack-forming loop that the film’s path takes just before it passes in back of a camera’s, or in front of a projector’s, shutter.
Well, actually you’ve asked a surprisingly complicated question. Sound didn’t just suddenly appear with the production of one film, and the line between the “silent–era” and the “sound–era” is blurry at best. As Donald Crafton points out in his book, “The Talkies”, sound did not arrive in Hollywood all at once like an express train. … Read more
The first full–length feature film shown on television was a silent movie produced by Gotham Productions that ran for 6 reels (approximately 60 minutes).
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 heritage of the United States.
James Whale (1889-1957) was born in Dudley, England and directed over 20 movies from 1930 to 1941.
Movie Censorship in the United States
This humorous, nostalgic, original screen musical is based on the movie industry’s awkward transition from silent pictures to sound.
Welcome to The Picture Show Man, where we explore the history of motion pictures from 1890 through 1960!