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A Renaissance in Filmmaking

December 17, 2009 |  4:00 am

 Dec. 17, 1919, Strictly Confidential

An ad for "Strictly Confidential" says, “Renaissance of Motion Pictures: Goldwyn has reclaimed the motion picture from the moneymaking mechanics of industry and restored it to its pedestal as one of the greatest arts. Masterful craftsmanship in direction, absolute fidelity in settings and details and crystalline photography have rejuvenated the 'movies' and restored its popularity among discriminating people.”

Hm. I wonder what this is all about.

Dec. 17, 1919, Fraud

Dec. 17, 1919: Simon Frank Graziani has a machine that makes $5 bills. It's yours for $6,000.