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Photo of the Day – 01/23/17 (“Damaged Lives”, 1941)

Daily Photo — “Damaged Lives, 1941”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

Some things never change, right?  

Looking at this photo, one might make certain assumptions about the content of the film being shown in this theater.  However, a little digging shows it might not be exactly what you think.  In 1934, Hollywood implemented a series of production rules, also known as the “Hays Code” to bring decency into films.  Before this, any films made (termed “pre-code” films), while not as risque as today’s movies, were able to push the boundaries in subject matter, sexuality, and the depiction of crime for example.  The film being shown here, “Damaged Lives” was one of those.  A quick search on IMDB shows that it’s something we wouldn’t think twice about in 2017, but in 1941 was a very taboo subject.

Sometimes things change quite a bit.

“Knoxville, Tenn., ca. 1941. Miscellaneous lot of photographs by Barbara Wright related to Tennessee Valley Authority projects and region. 

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Posted by on January 23, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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The Future (According to Films) – Infographic

The Future According to Films

With summer (and its new movies) almost upon us I thought that today’s infographic would be a fun way to look and see if there is something you might like to add to your queue or “must watch list”.  As films look into the future, there is a fair share  of both dystopia and very cool science that occurs.  However, when will these things happen and how should we best prepare.  Michael Hobson decided to take a look at some of the most popular futuristic films and place them in a timeline to give you not only an idea of their context to each other, but also how much longer we have before these various alien invasions and multiple ends of the world. [VIA]

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Posted by on June 5, 2013 in Infographics

 

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Photo of the Day – 5/14/13 (Bwana Devil Audience)

Daily Photo — “Bwana Devil Audience, 1952”

Use the photos posted in this feature for writing prompts, warm-up activities, drawing templates or as part of a photo analysis.

Audience at the screening of Bwana Devil, the first feature-length, color 3-D movie.  November 26, 1952 – Paramount Studio in Hollywood, California.

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Posted by on May 14, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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History of Hollywood – Infographic

The History of Hollywood

You hear “Hollywood” today and probably instantly think of the film industry and mega-movie stars, but it wasn’t always this way.  From its humble beginnings as part of a ranch turned residential community in 1886 through 2001, where Hollywood is like we know it today, this infographic traces the history and growth of this small town as it grew and became embraced by the film industry. [VIA]

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2013 in Infographics

 

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