Re-inventing Antioch

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In 1925, Joseph M. Newman walked wide-eyed onto the most important movie set in Hollywood  history. The 16-year-old newcomer from Utah had been hired as an office boy by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. But on that Saturday morning of October 17 he reported … Continued

D.W. Griffith’s Fight For Social Justice

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In 1909, while he was still stretching his legs as a filmmaker at Biograph, D.W. Griffith directed “Voice of the Violin.” In it, a poor German musician is struggling to survive as a violin teacher in Manhattan until he is … Continued