Once upon a screen...

Welcome to Day 3 of The Classic Movie History Project.  With the focus now shifting to The People today we feature the topics of Groundbreakers and Before They Were Stars.  If you need a refresher as to what we mean, here ya go…


“The openers” is how John Steinbeck referred to them in “East of Eden.”  These people who ventured forth into uncharted territory were often naïve, learned hard lessons, made mistakes and persevered.  In doing so they permanently changed our culture by changing movie history and this topic is for them.  With trailblazing energy they set standards that stand to this day.  The groundbreakers – not with shovel or cement in hand, but with a camera, with a microphone, with gestures and words they paved the way and we want to know how they did it.

Before They Were Stars

W.C. Fields made his Broadway debut in an…

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