Entertainment today takes many different forms and formats. Today we can enjoy listening to an endless supply of music right from our phone. We can also enjoy watching television and movies in wide screen, high definition formats in the comfort of our couch or recliner. And, even going to the movies is now an entertainment experience with comfortable chairs, food available and clear pictures and sound that makes it enjoyable.

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Entertainment and motion pictures have come a long way since the early 1900’s when the first motion picture was made. Over the years they have gone from grainy pictures with no sound to clear motion pictures that have surround sound to engulfs you in the move.

But the early history of motion pictures, especially in the silent film era, is fascinating. How films evolved from simple pictures on a screen to motion pictures with no talking and live music to today’s entertainment makes an interesting story.


To learn more about the origins of the movie business, we have assembled a number of useful pages for you to review. We hope this helps you learn about the early glory days of motion pictures.

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