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A movie.


(Broadcasting) a play for theatre that has been filmed as a movie


(ˈfoʊ təˌpleɪ)

1. a motion picture.
2. the scenario for it; screenplay.
[1910–15, Amer.]
pho′to•play`er, n.
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As a regular photoplay organist for the Silent Film Society of Chicago, Warren has accompanied most of the great silent films throughout his 40-year career.
In 1929, Photoplay magazine explicitly blamed the death of comic actor Katherine Grant on the Hal Roach studio's demands for her to lose weight.
In the words of journalist Herbert Howe in a 1924 Photoplay magazine: "No role she can play on the screen is as great as the role she plays in the motion picture industry.
Photoplay called him a "bumptious ignoramus, more fool than villain, who mistook greedy aggressiveness for talent and business energy.
In the age of Hedda Hopper and Photoplay, the gossip was generally orchestrated (and often just made up) by the studios, as a way to control the stars' images Today, in the age of TMZ and InTouch, the power of gossip has shifted.
Designed to serve the needs and interests of experts and non-experts alike, Lantern contains digitised books and magazines including The Hollywood Reporter, Photoplay, Variety, The Film Daily, The Radio Annual and Business Screen, among other reputable texts.
With titles for topics like "airplanes", "dancing", "happiness", "military", and "sorrow", photoplay albums often contain a mix of preexisting art music pieces arranged for piano or organ and original works written for the theatre.
Notably missing from the existing literature is any information about the library's extensive collection of photoplay music--the incidental mood music used to accompany silent films.
46) Echoing Kracauer's sentiments, he concluded that "the photoplay has been too far from the realities of life.
It is interesting to note that McClure's prestigious magazine evolved into Photoplay, the magazine very popular with teenage girls of a later generation.
8) "Unusual Photoplay at Rialto," The Gateway, 19 November 1925.
Addressing the independent race film companies like the Foster Photoplay Company and the Lincoln Motion Picture Company, she devotes substantial attention to the seminal pioneering figure of Oscar Micheaux.