Hollywood and the Rise of Motion Pictures


COBBLESTONE Magazine July-August 2023. Lights! Camera! Action! Americans’ fascination with moving pictures led to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Who doesn’t love going to the movies? But what do you really know about this history of motion pictures? Travel back through time to see how we came from silent films to the special effects of today that make you feel like you’re in the movie yourself. 


In this five-star, thumbs-up edition of COBBLESTONE Magazine, you’ll discover how films have evolved, who the original stars of the silver screen were, and go behind the scenes to learn the secrets behind some of the magic that makes movies so entertaining. You’ll learn about all the jobs it takes to make a movie and the origins of major movie studios, including Disney. 


Enjoy features including: 

·         Those Early Picture Machines by Edward H. Jones and Andrew Matthews

·         Vaudeville: From Stage to Screen by Craig E. Blohm

·         Movie Moguls and Studio Sharks by Gina DeAngelis

·         Behind the Scenes by Heather M. Hopkins

·         Silent Stars by Gina DeAngelis

·         Walt Disney’s Magical World by John P. Brackin

·         What’s in a Name? by Abigail Kelly

·         Movie Magic by Andrew Matthews

·         Must-See Hollywood by Elizabeth Howard


Regular features of COBBLESTONE Magazine include: Did You Know, Going Global, Freeze Frame, Your Letters, Just for Fun, Dr. D’s Mystery Hero, Spotlight On…, Say What? and Cartoon Connection.