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9 Things You May Not Know About Alfred Hitchcock

On the 115th anniversary of his birth, learn nine surprising facts about the man known as the big screen’s “Master of Suspense.”

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9 Things You May Not Know About Charlie Chaplin

On the 125th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s birth, explore some surprising facts about the renowned silent-film star.

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From Child Star to Diplomat: Remembering Shirley Temple Black

After becoming history’s most famous child movie star during the Depression era, Shirley Temple Black (1928-2014) reinvented herself as an accomplished diplomat.

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The Renegade Roots of Hollywood Studios

Film studios Universal and Paramount started 100 years ago as insurgent “indies” challenging Thomas Edison’s powerful cartel.

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The Music Video, Before Music Television

On MTV’s 30th anniversary, explore the history of the music video, which stretches back to the late 19th century.