Everybody Loves Bacon

On July 8, 1958 Ruth and Edmund Bacon welcomed their sixth child, Kevin, into the world. Perhaps knowing that he was destined to become the center of the universe, they stopped there. Kevin Bacon’s early acting career showed initial promise, but failed to deliver. His first fi... More

Hollywood Before There Was Hollywood

The American motion picture industry evolved from a novelty into a business at the turn of the 20th century in New York City. From its silent start all the way through the Studio Era, New York remained the financial center of the American motion picture industry. As the industry ... More

Engineer’s Room: Happy 125th Birthday, Dracula!

On May 26, 1897 Bram Stoker published Dracula, a Gothic horror novel featuring the titular vampire Count, and our collective nightmares have never been the same. Dracula is an epistolary novel, the literary equivalent of a “found footage” movie like The Blair Witch Project, ... More

Українське кіно (Ukrainian Cinema)

Below is a list of Ukrainian motion pictures in the EIDR Content ID registry. Title Year EIDR ID Shemelko-Denshchyk 1910 10.5240/5F1E-DE86-8FDA-9234-2840-I Andriy's Love 1912 10.5240/5553-8A62-B706-9B45-6684-O Zaporizhian Sich 1912 10.5240/7ACD... More

Now We Can Read, Sam-I-Am!

March 2 marked the birthday of Theodor Geisel (1904-1991), American author, illustrator, political cartoonist, and generally weird guy better known by his middle name and a self-applied honorific, “Dr. Seuss”[1] While his early career focused on illustration, advertising, and... More

We Love Our TV Moms

Many of us grew up as latchkey children with the family television as our regular babysitter.[1] If you watched enough television as a child, you had a favorite TV mom – a woman who embodied the decade’s ideals of motherhood and never made you eat your broccoli.[2] Opinions m... More

December Milestones

Dec. 17 is principally known for three things: Pope Clemens VII establishes the Inquisition in 1526 The first sustained motorized airplane flies at Kitty Hawk, NC in 1903 The EIDR Content ID registry is launched in 2010[1] The Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) was co... More

Poverty Row’s Poster Child: PRC

Producers Releasing Corporation (PRC) is not a household name, but it played an important role in the U.S. theatrical market during its run from 1939–1947.[1] At the time, the Big Five[2] and The Little Three[3] dominated US theatrical production, distribution, and exhibition[4... More

How to Automate EIDR Registration

An automated EIDR integration is possible, even if you have multiple title management systems. You will need your tech team to build or piggyback onto existing technology. Here’s what they need to know. You want: An API that will allow your title management system(s) to... More

The King of the Double Feature

American International Pictures (AIP)[1] was the king of the American double feature in the post-Studio era, operating from the mid-1950s until the early 1980s.[2] It specialized in producing and distributing B-movies, exploitation films of various sorts, and dubbed foreign impor... More

There’s Always Room for Pie

At a recent brunch, a friend used a slice of boysenberry pie as a waffle topping (with ice cream, of course). He liked it so much, he did it again. Personally, I like to keep my waffles and pies separate (both with ice cream, of course), but however you serve it, there’s nothin... More

The Revolution Can Be Televised

On the Fourth of July each year, Americans mark a solemn observation of the time when our ancestors overthrew the crushing yoke of foreign imperialism in the traditional American way: with an excess of beer, explosives, and meat cooked over an open fire. In the mid-18th century,... More