An Imagined Place

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An Imagined Place

  1. 1. An Imagined Place MORTOZA MOHAMMADI
  2. 2. Details  The twentieth century witnessed the debut of three entertainment media, film, radio, and television, dependent upon electronic technologies developed in California.  Motion pictures did not initially establish themselves in California, which is ironic given that the experiments in 1872 of photographer Eadweard Muybridge, proving that a horse raised all four feet from the ground simultaneously when trotting, together with Zoopraxiscope.  Between 1908 and 1909 a number of other filmmakers, equally reluctant to pay tribute to the Trust, arrived in Los Angeles.  By the 1920s it was apparent that the production of films in Hollywood would be on an industrialized basis, which is to say, in corporately owned studios in which screenwriters, directors, actors, and actresses, technicians, and support staff were on salary.

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