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Conversations about Studios

Sarah Street takes part in audio cast about new book on studios…

Making Italian cinema great again (and again): Founding ceremonies and inaugurations of Italy’s film studios (and their politics)

Carla Mereu Keating discusses key features of how Italy’s studios were founded and inaugurated, focussing on Cines, Cinecittà and Dinocittà…

Publicising the studio: Cigarette Cards – ‘How Films are Made’

This post by Richard Farmer details how British studios were publicised to the public in novel ways…

Eating in the Studios: Dining with the Stars?

As we research the many maps, plans, images and contemporary accounts of the studios it becomes clear that as well as being factories of film production they were complex social communities employing a large, varied workforce…

A Day at Denham

Sarah Street’s post describes how when Denham Studios opened in May 1936 it was hailed as Britain’s largest, most up-to-date film studio, celebrated as symptomatic of the revival of the British film industry…

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