Author Archive for: ‘Lee Grieveson’

Stars and Audiences in Early American Cinema

[1] Uploaded 20 September 2002 Historians have often approached the emergence of the star system in the U.S. via a single event, focusing on the controversial move of the actress Florence Lawrence from Biograph to the Independent Motion Picture Company (Imp) in 1910. This move, accompanied by “the first publicity stunt on behalf of a motion picture star,” is seen …

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