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Film History: Ch. 2 (STARS)
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What was MPPDA's first significant act?
Paramount's nationwide ban on Arbuckle's movies. (p. 52)
What was the purpose of the MPPDA?
Modernizing industry operations and self-regulating content
What was the lesson of all the star scandals?
No star was too big to be brought down by public outrage. (p. 52)
In 1922 the studios began insisting on _________________ _____________ in their contracts with talent.
morality clauses (p. 52)
What were the religious groups, women's club, and other orgs' views on stars and hollywood?
They make too much money, independence, and power. It corrupted them. (p. 52)
What was different about William Desmond Taylor's murder?
Police found implications of an affair with Mabel Normand and Mary Miles Minter. (p. 52)
Arbuckle was ____________ for his 3 trials related to the crimes.
The most Lurid of the celebrity scandals involved __________________________, who allegedly raped and murdered the starlet Virginia Rappe during a __________________ that began in LA and ended nearly 400 miles away, at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco (1922).
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, wild party (p. 51)
The first major star scandal involved ______________, a former Ziegfeld Follies showgirl under contract to Selznick Pictures, who died in 1920 of an apparent ________________ at the Hotel de Crillon in Paris.
Olive Thomas, drug overdose (p. 51)
At first the studios controlled press releases and the distribution of stories about the stars. Thus the stories published in early fan magazines focused on the __________________, ___________, and ____________ of screen performers, echoing the melodramatic scenarios that prevailed in the films of the time...
conventionality, stability, normalcy (p. 51)
What did people question about Valentino?
Valentino was popular with female audiences through the first half of the Roaring 20s and decidedly unpopular with male audiences. Because of this journalists referred to Valentino as what?
Powder Puff (p. 50)
What kind of characters did Rudolph Valentino play?
Romantic and exotic characters (p. 49)
What films did Rudolph Valentino star in?
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Blood and Sand (Fred Niblo, 1922), The Sheik (George Melford, 1921), The Son of the Sheik (George Fitzmaurice, 1926), The Thief of Bagdad (Raoul Walsh, 1924) (p. 49-50)
What was Rudolph Valentino's real name?
Rodolfo Alfonzo Raffaelo Pierre Filibert Guglielmi di Valentina D'Antonguolla (p. 49)
*Who was the popular male star that was known as the "latin lover"?
What was one of Theda Bara's well known films for being a vampire?
A Fool There Was (1915) (p. 49)
What was Theda Bara's real name?
Theodosia Goodman (p. 48)
Who discovered Theda Bara?
Frank Powell (p. 48)
Who was one of the first studio-made stars? Her persona included being a vampire and having exotic sexuality. Her name is a loose anagram for Arab Death. Actually a normal girl from Ohio.
Theda Bara (p. 48)
Why did the studios quickly adopt "manufacturing" stars to headline their product lines?
Demand soon outstripped supply (p. 48)
Who founded United Artists?
Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin, and D. W. Griffith (p. 48)
What did Zukor give Pickford so that she could better maintain the quality of her productions?
Her own label, the special distribution unit Artcraft (p. 48)
*What kind of character did Mary Pickford mostly play?
What were some of Mary Pickford's two best-known features?
The Poor Little Rich Girl (Maurice Tourneur, 1917) & Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm (Marshall Neilan, 1917), Stella Maris (Neilan, 1918) (p. 48)
*Who became the fledgling industry's second female star - a bigger and, by most accounts, happier star than her predecessor, Florence Lawrence?
Mary Pickford (p. 46)
Who were some of Hollywood's public image?
Mary Pickford, Theda Bara, Rudolph Valentino
What was Laemmle's famous quip about being "the fundamental thing" in the industry that remained a core concept throughout the silent era?
movie stars (p. 46)
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