Author Archive for: ‘Gary D. Rhodes’

The Film Company of Ireland and the Irish-American Press

Click here to view Knocknagow (1918) During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, authenticity—the “genuine” and the “real”, as it was often termed—was an ongoing concern for Irish-themed entertainment in America. Questions revolved around which entertainment was authentically Irish and which was not. For example, were the stories written or performed by persons from Ireland or of Irish descent? Were …

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