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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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10 Things You May Not Know About Abraham Lincoln

As Steven Spielberg’s biopic of Abraham Lincoln hits the big screen, explore 10 things you may not know about the 16th U.S. president.

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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.