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The Movie Studio System, Part II

Chris Dashiell looks back to a time in Hollywood when stars weren't born, they were made -- by studios.

The Movie Studio System, Part 1

Film writer Chris Dashiell explores the origin of film industry practices that still hold sway a century later.

Culinary History of Ft. Lowell Military on Display

Exhibit offers a window into the lives and culture of the military through food; museum was US Army post from 1873 to 1891.

Tales of Tucson: Dillinger's Last Love

A story about something that might have happened in Tucson more than 80 years ago, and kept secret ever since...

Arizona's Scenic Contribution to Movie, Television History

New book explores how Southern Arizona's landscapes became iconic representations of the American West.

Photo Exhibit Provides Window Into Civil Rights Movement Legacy

"Danny Lyon was the only person photographing what he was photographing," says exhibit curator.

Doc Explores '60s Activism Through Family Experience

"It's a film about the tragedy of idealism," says director of Tatanka, one of the films featured at the Loft Film Festival.

"Salt of the Earth"

Film writer Chris Dashiell says that this little-known 1954 film dealt with modern political themes revolving around work and marriage

Tucson Drive-In History

Film writer Chris Dashiell takes a fond look back at the golden age of the Old Pueblo's outdoor movie theaters

Tucson Architectural History in 2-Mile Stretch

Broadway from Euclid to Country Club a 'really important corridor' displaying mid-century modernism.

Some Hope During Immeasurable Grief

Children's Memorial Parks provide comfort, solace and memories

Three Views of John Dillinger

"Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger made history in Tucson 81 years ago this month. Film writer Chris Dashiell looks back at three different Dillinger-inspired films from three different Hollywood eras

El Casino Ballroom in Limelight

Community, cultural home to many featured in documentary

Tucson's Movie Theater History

Chris Dashiell looks back at the theaters that once thrilled Tucson audiences, from The Fox and The Rialto to memories of The Opera House and The Lyric.

Hopi Heritage in Tucson

Colorful quilts part of history, culture

Long-Lost Film Footage Reveals Temple of Music and Art's Genesis

Groundbreaking for Tucson institution captured in 1920s footage.

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