The Cinema Century – April 13, 1918

One century ago this week, in its April 13, 1918 edition, “Motography” noted the verdict in a case that would have profound implications for what would become the dominant business model for the American motion picture industry: In the earliest days of storytelling movies the names of the actors who appeared in the films were …

The Cinema Century – March 23, 1918

One century ago, in its March 23, 1918 issue, “Motion Picture News” noted that the Ince Studio was operating ahead of schedule: To those familiar with the operations of the Ince Studio, this would hardly have been surprising. Whatever else one could say about the studio head, Thomas H. Ince, no one would deny that …