Movies and Hollywood Short Story Collection, Volume 1 cover

Movies and Hollywood Short Story Collection, Volume 1

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1. The Kinetoscope of Time
2. The Phantasmograph
3. The Vitagraphoscope
4. Mrs. Bathurst
5. Mrs. Bathurst (part two)
6. Alarums and Excursions
7. The Punishment that Fitted the Crime
8. The Metamorphosed Bi-Focal Drama
9. A Motion Picture Hero
10. The Moving Picture Writes
11. The Moving Picture Writes (part two)
12. The Flash Back
13. Co-Stars
14. The Film of Fate
15. The Film of Fate (part two)
16. Pictures
17. His Smile
18. Alice in Movieland
19. The Tramp
20. Maisie at the Movies: A Monologue

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Summary

Fiction about (or involving) motion pictures started appearing in the late nineteenth-century, when writers first became aware of early kinetoscope technologies. These stories grew more and more popular as the public became increasingly fascinated with the movies, the film industry, and the odd inhabitants of Hollywood. These stories reflect and often respond to the public's fascination with the movies; at the same time, they also reveal their fears and anxieties about the new medium. The first volume of this anthology collects 16 short stories and a monologue about motion picture technology and the film industry published between 1895 and 1922.