Movies and Hollywood Short Story Collection, Volume 1

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Fiction about (or involving) motion pictures started appearing in the late nineteenth-century, when writers first became aware of early kinetoscope technologies. These stories grew more and more popular as the public became increasingly fascinated with the movies, the film industry, and the odd inhabitants of Hollywood. These stories reflect and often respond to the public's fascination with the movies; at the same time, they also reveal their fears and anxieties about the new medium. The first volume of this anthology collects 16 short stories and a monologue about motion picture technology and the film industry published between 1895 and 1922. (Summary by ChuckW) (7 hr 46 min)


The Kinetoscope of Time 30:46 Read by Scott Dawson
The Phantasmograph 37:46 Read by CaprishaPage
The Vitagraphoscope 6:48 Read by ferngirl
Mrs. Bathurst 25:34 Read by Cliff Thompson
Mrs. Bathurst (part two) 22:36 Read by kandice stehlik
Alarums and Excursions 31:18 Read by Cynthia Moyer
The Punishment that Fitted the Crime 6:27 Read by Aidan Brack
The Metamorphosed Bi-Focal Drama 34:36 Read by Alex Lau
A Motion Picture Hero 18:56 Read by kandice stehlik
The Moving Picture Writes 27:04 Read by Debmiester
The Moving Picture Writes (part two) 23:15 Read by Samantha J Gubitz
The Flash Back 22:12 Read by Cynthia Moyer
Co-Stars 10:33 Read by J. Carl Brown
The Film of Fate 29:11 Read by CaprishaPage
The Film of Fate (part two) 23:55 Read by CaprishaPage
Pictures 21:22 Read by Stephanie Kydd
His Smile 27:37 Read by Sherri Vance
Alice in Movieland 11:58 Read by Elizabeth Klett
The Tramp 48:19 Read by Bellona Times
Maisie at the Movies: A Monologue 6:38 Read by Amanda Friday