The clown at a child’s birthday party, the Broadway show, the stadium rock concert, your friends fighting over the last potato chip–all of these are entertainment. From the Old French entretenement, meaning “support,” it referred to hospitality–keeping guests amused and distracted. Now we talk about theatrical entertainment as shows, visual entertainment as what you like to look at, and audio entertainment as mostly music.
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This collection contains some materials related to the film industry and is an invaluable resource for researchers and students studying media history.
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