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  • American Masters Database  
    Read well-researched biographies of important film and television personalities.
  • And the Oscar Went To ...   Paid Subscription Required
    View photos of Oscar winners from 1928 to 1952.
  • BBC Audio Interviews  
    Audio clips of interviews–many (but not all) with influential creators of film, television, or digital media. Dates and original broadcast stations listed.
  • BFI Features: Audrey Hepburn Gallery  
    The British Film Institute's site on the career of Audrey Hepburn has information about the actress, including quotes from actors and directors she worked with, as well as dozens of high-quality photos.
  • BFI Features: Charlie Chaplin  
    A bibliography and filmography from the British Film Institute. Includes a guide to other resources.
    Click "Films" for synopses and an up-to-date calendar of Keaton retrospectives. The list of articles includes some historical reviews reprinted with permission and articles by the fans of the International Buster Keaton Society.
  • Chaplin: A Life  
    A website on the life of Charlie Chaplin by Stephen Weissman, a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. The site features a collection of 40 photo essays about the actor with pictures and videos, as well as a news and blog page.
  • Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting  
    An online exhibit documenting the relationship of Jews to film and television, including information on Jewish actors, directors, writers, businessmen, studio tycoons, and more. The exhibit covers specific works (Seinfeld, Your Show of Shows) and events (McCarthyism, the Holocaust) spanning from the invention of cinema to today.
  • Film Indexes Online   Paid Subscription Required
    Find cast and crew information, synopses, and bibliographies about film.
  • Fred Astaire  
    A fan site about the life and work of Fred Astaire, featuring a filmography, a biography, and a comprehensive book reviews section.
  • Latin America Cinema Guide  
    An extensive guide to online sources for the study of Latin American cinema, including pages devoted to specific directors and performers and links to film archives and cinematheques in Latin American countries.
  • Louise Brooks Society  
    This website has an extensive bibliography on the silent film actress, with some sources dating back to the 1920s. Also includes a filmography, photo galleries, and extensive information on Louise Brooks ephemera.
  • National Film and Sound Archive Collection Spotlights  
    These themed online exhibitions help users explore the collection of the Australian Film and Sound Archive. There are many moving image-focused materials, including stills of famous Australian movie theaters, information about notable film and TV personalities, and information about the archive's own restoration of two Australian films, Jedda and The Story of the Kelly Gang.
  • Screen Actors Guild   Paid Subscription Required
    Non-members can access current issues of the SAG publication Screen Actor Magazine. There is also an extensive SAG history section, which includes an interactive timeline and access to historical artifacts in the online museum.
  • Silents Are Golden  
    This website contains a huge collection of vintage reviews of silent films. The site also includes photos of hundreds of silent-film actors, a calendar of theatrical and TV screenings of silent films, and an exhaustive list of available DVDs and videos. The articles and essays on the site are mostly written by fans.
  • Who's Who of Victorian Cinema  
    Biographies of actors and directors, as well as rigorously researched articles about the technology, creation, and exhibition of early film. The sources page also functions as a comprehensive annotated bibliography of the topic. Created by Luke McKernan, a British film historian.