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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 the... 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 E... 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 ... 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-ap... 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 ... 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 ... 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 Bi... 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 i... More

An Evening with John Ford

John Ford and I share two things in common: our birthdays (February 1 – he in 1894, me some years later) and poor eyesight (both of us with glasses, though he stepped it up a not... More