Sites devoted to the history of the movies.
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The Greatest Films
Interpretive, descriptive review commentary and historical background for hundreds of classic Hollywood and other American films in the last century.
Buckey's Film History and Resources Page
Provides articles, news and commentary on film history, include sections on film preservation and conservation.
Classic Film Safari
Personal site providing information about classic films from 1930's through 1950's.
Film and History
Interdisciplinary journal of film and television studies. Subscriptions, events, announcements, links, and contact information.
Film History By Decade
Series of web articles to provide a comprehensive survey of the history of cinema.
Film Notes from the CMA
A selection of notes from programs curated by Dennis Toth at the Columbus Museum of Art between 1979 to 1992.
The German-Hollywood Connection
A guide to the impact on Hollywood by film people from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
Greenbriar Picture Shows
This site provides rare images, original ads, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of classic Hollywood films, along with insightful commentary.
Hollywood Lost and Found
Hollywood history, film facts, movie props and sound effects trivia.
The Hollywood Thirties
A personal homepage devoted to the history and trends of the movies of the 1930s, as well as information on leading actors/actresses of the era.
Hooray for Hollywood
Dedicated to the actors and actresses from Hollywood's "Golden Era" of film during the early part of the 20th century.
IMDb - This Day in Movie History
Births, deaths and marriages of movie stars and celebrities.
The Library of Congress' online exhibit of the early motion pictures and sound recordings of the Edison Companies. Includes biography and information about Thomas Edison and his experiments in motion pictures.
Library of Congress - Motion Picture and Television Reading Room
Information about the library's motion picture collections and archival materials.
The Monster That Ate Hollywood
PBS program explores the changing face of Hollywood and how the movie business, and movies themselves, have changed over the past 25 years.
Museu del Cinema
One of the few museums where you can journey through the 500 years of the history of images, seeing what were the predecessors and the origins of the cinema.
Origins of Animation
Development of early American animation represented by collection of 21 animated films and 2 fragments, spanning the years 1900-1921. Part of the American Memory Project, Library of Congress.
Collection of articles focusing on the history of adult material in motion pictures and videography. Also includes lists of film performers who have died from or are living with AIDS.
The Production Code of the Motion Picture Industry (1930-1968)
For four decades, American theatrical movies were governed by a self-policing agency which restricted the content that audiences would see. This web site catalogs instance of content that was shaped by "The Code" or which circumvented or violated the restrictions.
Features brief profiles and photographs of women in film throughout the 1960s.
Who's Who of Victorian Cinema
A biographical guide to those who, behind and in front of the camera, collectively invented cinema in the 1890s.
Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research
The motion picture history collections includes film, other visual records and manuscript collections documenting a full century of cinema.
Women in Cinema
A reference guide to women in motion pictures and feminist films, and covers such topics as feminism, the women's movement, and women's issues as portrayed in movies.
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