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  • 'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry

    'Flickering Empire' details Chicago's early dominance of film industry
    "Hooray for Chicago" does not have the same zip as "Hooray for Hollywood," but at the turn of the 20th century, before there was a Hollywood, Chicago was America's epicenter for film production, distribution and exhibition. This piece of film and city history gets a long overdue telling in "Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry" by Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer.
  • 'Little Annie Rooney': Mary Pickford's return to childhood, newly restored

    'Little Annie Rooney': Mary Pickford's return to childhood, newly restored
    Silent film audiences adored Mary Pickford and the plucky, youthful heroines she brought to life in “Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm” (1917), “Pollyanna” (1920) and scores of other films that made her a star. But in the early 1920s,...

    Skirball exhibit looks at German film artists in U.S. during Nazi regime

    A Los Angeles County Museum of Art show on post-World War I German cinema opened last month looking at the innovative feature film directors, producers, writers, costume designers and cinematographers who created influential 1920s classics such as...

    Tom Brokaw On NBC News' 'Brokaw News Center' And New Projects

    NBC News said it would name a new broadcast facility located on the lot of Universal Studios after longtime NBC News journalist and former chief "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw. The "Brokaw News Center," will house the West Coast operations of NBC...

    Tom Brokaw gets his name on NBC facility; newsman fighting cancer

    Tom Brokaw fondly remembers the seven years he spent in Los Angeles broadcasting KNBC-TV Channel 4's late local news. He arrived in Los Angeles in 1966, in his first NBC News correspondent job, as California was booming. He and his wife built a house at...