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Hollywood actresses

The cinema of the United States, often generally referred to as Hollywood, has had a profound effect on cinema across the world since the early 20th century.

Its history is sometimes separated into four main periods: the silent film era,classical Hollywood cinema, New Hollywood, and the contemporary period. While the Lumiere Brothers are generally credited with the birth of modern cinema, it is undisputably American cinema that soon became the most dominant force in an emerging industry.

Since the 1920s, the American film industry has grossed more money every year than that of any other country. In 1878, Eadweard Muybridge demonstrated the power of photography to capture motion. In 1894, the world’s first commercial motion picture exhibition was given in New York City, using Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope. The United States was in the forefront of sound film development in the following decades. Since the early 20th century, the U.S. film industry has largely been based in and around Hollywood, Los Angeles, California. Picture City, FL was also a planned site for a movie picture production center in the 1920s, but due to the 1928 Okeechobee hurricane, the idea collapsed and Picture City returned to its original name of Hobe Sound. Director D. W. Griffith was central to the development of film grammar.

Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane (1941) is frequently cited in critics’ polls as the greatest film of all time. American screen actors like John Wayne and Marilyn Monroe have become iconic figures, while producer/entrepreneur Walt Disney was a leader in both animated film and movie merchandising. The major film studios of Hollywood are the primary source of the most commercially successful movies in the world, such as Gone with the Wind(1939), Star Wars (1977), Titanic (1997), and Avatar (2009).

Today, American film studios collectively generate several hundred movies every year, making the United States the third most prolific producer of films in the world.

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Jane Adams and a Shooting Star...

Jane Adams from S.Donacik collection By Hawk914

Greta Garbo
Greta Garbo from twm1340

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Katharine Hepburn from elena-lu

Miss Deborah Kerr
Deborah Kerr by Susanlenox

Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor from twm1340

Audrey Hepburn
Audrey Hepburn from Music2MyEars

Claudia Cardinale
Claudia Cardinale from twm1340

Marlene Dietrich: 1931 by Eugene Robert Richee Marlene Dietrich

Gina Lollobrigida
From  Truus, Bob & Jan too!

jean seberg
Jean Seberg from clint w