Movie Crazy pp 185-188 | Cite as


  • Samantha Barbas


The history of film fandom between 1910 and 1950 is a story of passion, admiration, and intense curiosity. As Americans went to the movies night after night, as they fell in love with the images on the screen, they tried to reconcile their enthusiasm with pressing questions. What were film actors really like?, they wondered. How could they trust what they saw? Was it possible to become directly and personally involved with mass, commercial entertainment? To address these concerns, moviegoers in the early years of film created a flourishing culture, movie fan culture, that would endure throughout the rest of the century.


Film Industry Film Actor Movie Star Flourishing Culture Film Buff 
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