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Hurrah for Hollywood!

Sunday, February 24 is the 85th Oscar Awards.  Brush up on your film history with...

The Hollywood sign: fantasy and reality of an American icon by Leo Braudy

Pictures at a revolution: five movies and the birth of the new Hollywood by Mark Harris

The big screen: the story of the movies by David Thomson

The inventor and the tycoon: a Gilded Age murder and the birth of moving pictures by Edward Ball

Treasures from American film archives [videodisc]: 50 preserved films by producer, National Film Preservation Foundation ; curator, Scott Simmon ; music curator, Martin Marks

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