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The Greatest Films
- Interpretive, descriptive review commentary and historical background for hundreds of classic Hollywood and other American films in the last century.

American Mutoscope & Biograph Co.
The oldest movie company in America. Started in 1895 and launched the careers of many early movie stars, and produced the first movie in Hollywood. Find out information on the company and latest releases.

Bijou Dream
Monthly ezine devoted to the American silent screen and the early days of movie exhibition.

Blacklisting Hollywood's Communists
An exhibition of the Museum of Communism, this site briefly examines the US Government's communist "witch hunt" in the 1950s.

Buckey's Film History and Resources Page
Provides articles, news and commentary on film history, include sections on film preservation and conservation.

Bungalow Town
Describes the early British film making industry in the town with information about the studios and the Hollywood effect.
Information, history, and links for fans of classic Canadian cinema.

Cinema Britain
A site devoted to the British film industry in the 1950s and 1960s when family films gave way to genre films aimed at young adult audiences.

Cinema History
Chronicles the history of motion pictures and films from the silent era to the end of the 20th century. Prepared by Robert E. Yahnke.

Information about collecting vintage movie equipment, an alternative timeline for cinema history, list of equipment manufacturers, manuals, images, and links.
Photographs of technical equipment associated with cinema projection, over a 45-year period.

Classic Film Safari
Personal site providing information about classic films from 1930's through 1950's.

Classic Films
Features articles, images, audio clips, links and comprehensive bibliography on Hollywood's Golden Era.

Classic Movies History Articles
A collection of articles from Classic focused on historical events, such as the Hollywood Blacklist and the opening of the movies to African-American actors.

An interactive site devoted to the history of computers and artificial intelligence in film, presented by the University of Illinois Department of English.
An introduction to the first decade of film, with biographies, filmographies, technology, films, essays and additional resources.

Film and History
Interdisciplinary journal of film and television studies. Subscriptions, events, announcements, links, and contact information.

Film History By Decade
Series of web articles to provide a comprehensive survey of the history of cinema.

Film Notes
Focuses on foreign film and early cinematic history. Reviews and information pages on films and directors along with links to related sites. Also includes a discussion forum.

The German-Hollywood Connection
A guide to the impact on Hollywood by film people from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.

Greenbriar Picture Shows
This site provides rare images, original ads, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of classic Hollywood films, along with insightful commentary.

Hollywood Lost and Found
Hollywood history, film facts, movie props and sound effects trivia.

The Hollywood Thirties
A personal homepage devoted to the history and trends of the movies of the 1930s, as well as information on leading actors/actresses of the era.

Hooray for Hollywood
Dedicated to the actors and actresses from Hollywood's "Golden Era" of film during the early part of the 20th century.

IMDb - This Day in Movie History
Births, deaths and marriages of movie stars and celebrities.

In Black & White
Exploration of film history to inspire interest in classic films and to promote support for art film houses, cinematheques and film festivals.

Incomplete History of the Blind as Portrayed in Movies and TV
Reviews for television shows and films which feature blind persons.

Inventing Entertainment
The Library of Congress' online exhibit of the early motion pictures and sound recordings of the Edison Companies. Includes biography and information about Thomas Edison and his experiments in motion pictures.

Library of Congress - Motion Picture and Television Reading Room
Information about the library's motion picture collections and archival materials.

The Monster That Ate Hollywood
PBS program explores the changing face of Hollywood and how the movie business, and movies themselves, have changed over the past 25 years.

Museu del Cinema
One of the few museums where you can journey through the 500 years of the history of images, seeing what were the predecessors and the origins of the cinema. Site available in Spanish, English and Catalan.

Origins of Animation
Development of early American animation represented by collection of 21 animated films and 2 fragments, spanning the years 1900-1921. Part of the American Memory Project, Library of Congress.

The Picture Show Man
Dedicated to exploring the history of motion pictures from 1890 to 1960, in all of its aspects, and to encouraging others to share in that exploration.

The Production Code of the Motion Picture Industry (1930-1968)
For four decades, American theatrical movies were governed by a self-policing agency which restricted the content that audiences would see. This web site catalogs instance of content that was shaped by "The Code" or which circumvented or violated the restrictions.

Sixties Cinema
Features brief profiles and photographs of women in film throughout the 1960s.

Universal Studios Archives & Collections
History of Universal Studios and their movies.

Devoted to early sound and color movies and late silents from the period 1925-1935. Includes feature films, animations, shorts, and soundtracks.

Walt's Wyoming Film Web
Information about 20th century film in Wyoming, USA.

Who's Who of Victorian Cinema
A biographical guide to those who, behind and in front of the camera, collectively invented cinema in the 1890s.

Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
The motion picture history collections includes film, other visual records and manuscript collections documenting a full century of cinema.

Women in Cinema
A reference guide to women in motion pictures and feminist films, and covers such topics as feminism, the women's movement, and women's issues as protrayed in movies.

Women In Film
Short article about the portrayal of women throughout film history.


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