History In The Headlines

Category: Film

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The Original Godzilla Attacks Tokyo, 60 Years Ago

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.

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Archaeologists Unearth Giant Sphinx—in California

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

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The Lumière Brothers, Pioneers of Cinema

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

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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.