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Arnold, Eve

Karen Patricia Heath.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online April 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Photography and Photographs; Film; Journalism. 1251 words.

Arnold, Eve (21 April 1912–04 January 2012), photojournalist, was born Eve Cohen in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the seventh of nine children of the Ukrainian Jewish immigrants Vevel...

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Barrymore, Lionel

William Stephenson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Prints and Printmaking; Film; Composition. 1906 words.

Barrymore, Lionel (28 April 1878–15 November 1954), actor, composer, and artist, was born Lionel Blythe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Herbert Blythe, an actor who adopted the...

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Before Hollywood

Peter Decherney.

in Hollywood

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 3847 words.

‘Before Hollywood’ describes how early film technology and storytelling methods developed out of older media. It begins with Thomas Edison’s Vitascope and the first dedicated movie...

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Bel Geddes, Barbara

Andrea Weever.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online September 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1093 words.

Bel Geddes, Barbara (31 October 1922–08 August 2005), actress, children's book author-illustrator, and painter, was born in New York City, the daughter of Norman Bel Geddes, a noted...

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Biggar [married name Montlake], Helen Manson

Douglas J. Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Art Forms; Sculpture and Carving; Film. 881 words.

Biggar [married name Montlake], Helen Manson (1909–1953), sculptor, film-maker, theatre designer, and political activist, was born on 25 May 1909 at Dudley Drive, Hyndland, Glasgow, the...

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The blacklist and the Cold War

Peter Decherney.

in Hollywood

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 4257 words.

Hollywood’s foray into politics during World War II had major repercussions in the postwar period. It led to standoffs with conservative factions in Congress, it fractured the Hollywood...

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Box, John Allan Hyatt

Catherine A. Surowiec.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2013; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Forms; Theatre; Film. 1796 words.

Box, John Allan Hyatt (1920–2005), film production designer, was born on 27 January 1920 at 80 Fordwych Road, Hampstead, London, the first child and elder son of Allan Cyril Box...

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Cattaneo, Ambrogio Antonio [Tony]

Anne Pimlott Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

March 2009; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Film; Graphic Design and Typography; Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 833 words.

Cattaneo, Ambrogio Antonio [Tony] (1927–2003), animator, was born on 15 February 1927 at 53 Hamilton Road, West Norwood, London, the son of Dante Cattaneo, a chef at the Savoy Hotel,...

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Digital cinema and the internet

Peter Decherney.

in Hollywood

December 2015; p ublished online December 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: US Cultural History; Film; Film and Video Art. 3883 words.

The incorporation of digital images into film and television is as much a revolution as sound, color, or widescreen cinema. And as competition from small and international media companies...

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Eames, Charles

Stephen Leet.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design; Architecture; Film. 1437 words.

Eames, Charles (17 June 1907–21 August 1978), architect, furniture designer, and filmmaker, was born in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Charles Ormond Eames, a Pinkerton security officer,...

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