CATEGORY: Film
When New Jersey Was Film Capital of the World
February 29, 2016

When Hollywood was still a dusty outpost surrounded by orange groves a century ago, the motion picture industry was born in a vastly different locale—Fort Lee, New Jersey. Read More

The Real History That Inspired “Star Wars”
December 17, 2015

Find out how this planet’s real-life history inspired filmmaker George Lucas to create his sci-fi saga in a galaxy far, far away. Read More

Florence Lawrence: The First Movie Star
December 7, 2015

Widely acclaimed as the first movie star, Florence Lawrence was the first film actress whose name was used to promote her films. Read More

8 Classic Films That Ran Afoul of Hollywood Censors
March 31, 2015

Eighty-five years after the beginning of Hollywood’s most famous era of self-censorship, learn the stories behind eight famous films that tested the limits of what was acceptable content for the silver screen Read More

The Real History Behind “The Sound of Music”
March 2, 2015

Explore the true history behind one of the most popular films of all time, “The Sound of Music.” Read More

The Original Godzilla Attacks Tokyo, 60 Years Ago
November 3, 2014

The classic Japanese science fiction film “Gojira,” about a prehistoric monster brought back to life by nuclear testing, made its debut on November 3, 1954. Read More

Archaeologists Unearth Giant Sphinx—in California
October 21, 2014

California archaeologists have unearthed a piece of Hollywood history—a plaster sphinx from the 1923 Cecil B. DeMille epic “The Ten Commandments.” Read More

The Lumière Brothers, Pioneers of Cinema
October 3, 2014

On the 150th anniversary of the birth of Louis Lumière, take a look back at the Lumière brothers and their groundbreaking invention, the Cinématographe. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About Alfred Hitchcock
August 13, 2014

Check out nine surprising facts about the man known as the big screen’s “Master of Suspense.” Read More

The Real-Life Story Behind “The Monuments Men”
May 13, 2014

Find out more about the unlikely World War II heroes who saved Europe’s art treasures and inspired the film. Read More