The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960

In this episode of “The Online Movie Show with Phil Hall,” historian Dan Callahan returns to discuss his book “The Art of American Screen Acting, 1912-1960.” Get ready for a fun and insightful discussion on how cinema acting has evolved from the silent era through Hollywood’s Golden Age.

The episode can be heard here.

How Do You Keep Getting Work?! The Ten Most Astounding Careers in Hollywood

I imagine this will be the most volatile bit of writing on the site in a while and I can see why. These are ten “actors” who have achieved incredible success in Hollywood, immense critical acclaim to some degree and yet we’d be much happier if they disappeared from filmmaking altogether and never starred in a movie ever again. From the grating, the obnoxious and the outright absurd, here are ten people with enormous amount of fame they really shouldn’t have at all. We were going to include Jessica Alba and Megan Fox to the fold, but that’d be as easy as pushing an amputee down the stairs. We expect no end of scrutiny and we welcome it.

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