The Cinema Century – June 1, 1918

In the back pages of its June 1, 1918 edition, one century ago this week, “Moving Picture World” ran the following news item: It was a minor item tucked away at the bottom of the page, one of many such announcements of studio comings and goings. Tod Browning was, after all, a director of no …

The Cinema Century – March 16, 1918

One century ago this week a startling ad ran in the March 16, 1918 edition of the trade publication “Moving Picture World.” The bold two-page spread was run by Carl Laemmle (LEM-lee) of Universal Pictures. In large type in the header and footer of the ad, Laemmle extended to his movie industry colleagues “An invitation …