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The beginning of the Hollywood era

As Hollywood films replaced the live theater scene in the 1920s, producers responded to the public’s interest in the leading actors by photographing the rising stars. Film historian and collector John Kobal was one of the first people to view the promotional images as art.
Busterkeaton, 1920, Classic Movie, People Reading, Book, Arthur Rice, Keaton Reading, Photo, Buster Keaton

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