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History Websites

Sites devoted to the history of the movies.
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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.
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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.
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Incomplete History of the Blind as Portrayed in Movies and TV

Reviews for television shows and films which feature blind persons.
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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.
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The German-Hollywood Connection

A guide to the impact on Hollywood by film people from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
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Cinema History

Chronicles the history of motion pictures and films from the silent era to the end of the 20th century.
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IMDb - This Day in Movie History

Births, deaths and marriages of movie stars and celebrities.
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Hollywood Lost and Found

Hollywood history, film facts, movie props and sound effects trivia.
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Sixties Cinema

Features brief profiles and photographs of women in film throughout the 1960s.
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Film History By Decade

Series of web articles to provide a comprehensive survey of the history of cinema.
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Greenbriar Picture Shows

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

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

A chronology of world cinema from 1878 to the present day, indexed by year and country. Welcomes content submissions from users.
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Film Notes from the CMA

A selection of notes from programs curated by Dennis Toth at the Columbus Museum of Art between 1979 to 1992.
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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.

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