Washington, D.C., Film and Television

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For generations, movies and television have been sources of entertainment that have shaped the country's consciousness. Washington, DC, Film and Television chronicles popular and obscure films and television programs that feature Washington, DC. Sharing the sites, neighborhoods, institutions, and monuments that filmmakers used as their settings, this exciting title takes readers behind the scenes of classic movies, including Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Houseboat, and The Exorcist. Familiar television programs that transmitted local news and information are featured alongside photographs of some of Hollywood's greatest stars. With the nation's capital as a backdrop, the landscape, architecture, and history of Washington have always and will continue to make it an aesthetically exciting and authentic locale for the many story lines of Hollywood.
ISBN: 9781467120685
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: District of Columbia
Series: Images of America
Images: 187
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Tracey Gold Bennett is a former Black Entertainment Television news reporter and producer, a one-time Washington Examiner newspaper Grist columnist, and a freelance reporter. In a journalism career of more than 16 years, this is Gold Bennett's fifth book. She pulls images from the Library of Congress and National Archives to breathe new life into the history of film and television production in Washington, DC.
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