Mark Lynn Anderson is an assistant professor of film studies in the
Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh. Interested in the roles
of media institutions in American society between the two World Wars, he has
written essays on celebrity scandal, film censorship, and early film education. His
book, Twilight of the Idols: Hollywood and the Human Sciences in the 1920s, is forth-
Janet Bergstrom is a professor in the Department of Film, Television, and
Digital Media at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her essays and DVD
works on F. W. Murnau have been published in the United States, England, France,
Germany, Japan, and Australia. She edited a special issue of Film History devoted
to “The Year 1927,” which includes her study “Murnau, Mussolini and Movietone.”
She has published many essays on emigré directors Fritz Lang and Jean Renoir.
She is the editor of Endless Night: Cinema and Psychoanalysis, Parallel Histories, and
she is completing a book on Murnau in America. She teaches seminars on the cre-
ation of DVD visual essays as an alternate venue for publishing original research.
Richard deCordova taught film studies in the Department of Communi-
cation at DePaul University for many years. He is the author of Picture Personali-
ties: The Emergence of the Star System in America as well as many articles.
Kathryn Fuller-Seeley teaches media history in the Communications
Department at Georgia State University. She is the author of At the Picture Show:
Small Town Audiences and the Creation of Movie Fan Culture (1996) and coauthor
(with Garth Jowett and Ian Jarvie) of Children and the Movies: Media Influence
and the Payne Fund Controversy (1996), and she has written essays on the cultural
histories of film exhibition and media reception.
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