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  • n. Plural form of photoplay.


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  • The Call of the North is the latest and beyond question the best of the Lasky photoplays produced under the direction of Cecil B.

    Empire of Dreams

  • “A picture that will live long after photoplays of twenty years hence have passed and are forgotten”—New York Evening Mail.

    Savage Peace

  • His suspicion that her condemnation of photoplays and everyone connected with them was being fostered by someone else had been substantiated by an incident which occurred shortly after the night she had turned her back on Consuello.

    Spring Street A Story of Los Angeles

  • This misconception had been increased by the scandalous and equally slanderous stories that had reached her ears concerning motion pictures and the life led by those engaged in the producing of photoplays in Hollywood.

    Spring Street A Story of Los Angeles

  • "Ball's Art of the Photoplay puts into concrete form, with expert simplicity, the secrets of writing photoplays which appeal to the millions of Americans who attend the theatres and the producers can not buy enough of such plays to satisfy the exhibitors."

    You Should Worry Says John Henry

  • More than 35,000 photoplays are produced annually in the

    You Should Worry Says John Henry

  • He can act parts in photoplays as well as if he never had a voice.

    The Moving Picture Girls First Appearances in Photo Dramas

  • "It was just like one of those Western photoplays that sometimes come to the Freeling movie palace, and which Mrs. Cupp, the ogress of Lake-view Hall, does not approve of, and never will let us girls attend if she can help it," sighed Bess ecstatically, later on.

    Nan Sherwood at Rose Ranch

  • Page view page image: of photoplays: pictures of (1) Action, (2)

    The Art of the Moving Picture

  • It should be told as are the photoplays, with frequent throw-backs and many cut-ins.

    The Best Short Stories of 1917 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story


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