film history

Let There Be Lumières: The Early Days of Cinema, Explained

Turns out that making bank on technological spectacle is at the backbone of movie making. Cool. Read More

Film History Comes to Life in ‘Hollywood Home Movies: Stars at Work and Play’

From all-star tennis to Alfred Hitchcock eating a banana, these Academy Film Archive home movies show a different side of… Read More

The Great (and Silent) History of Hollywood’s First Female Director

Lois Weber was one of the most powerful filmmakers in Silent-era Hollywood and we should talk about it more. Read More

The Past and Present of Censorship in America

Looking at the Hays Code and beyond, we learn from the past to understand the debate about censorship today. Read More

The Evolution of Watching Movies at Home

From old Hollywood releases on television to the new Spike Lee Joint on Netflix, we look at how watching movies… Read More

Movies to Watch With The New Season of ‘You Must Remember This’

Polly Platt is the subject of the newest season of Karina Longworth's podcast. If you don't know her films yet,… Read More

The Real LGBT Stars of Old Hollywood

Read about the LGBT members of Hollywood that shaped the industry, even if their personal lives weren't always out in… Read More

Retracing Hollywood’s Fascination with the Remake

Just like the stories they rehash, remakes can be traced to the beginning of Hollywood itself. Read More

The 20th Century Studios Logo Represents History Repeating Itself

The 20th Century Fox emblem was also the result of a studio rebranding itself. Read More