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Rebecca and the Movies is the fourth book in the Rebecca series.



Only in Rebecca and the Movies

Chapter by Chapter Summary

Chapter One: Max's Magic

Chapter Two: A New World

Chapter Three: Kidlet on the Set

Chapter Four: Music Wherever She Goes

Looking Back: Growing Up in 1914

Discusses childhood and the movie industry during the 1910s. Topics covered:

  • The average size of families in the 1910s, and the games city children played in the streets, such as jacks, hopscotch, and stickball.
  • Movies as a popular form of entertainment, with comedies, dramas, and newsreels being common genres for movie theaters to screen for audiences.
  • The low opinion people had for movie actors and movies as an art form compared to stage actors and productions, despite movie actors and movies earning more money.
  • Mary Pickford and Theda Bara, two popular silent film actresses of the 1910s, and Helen Badgley, a successful silent film child actress.
  • The migration of movie studios from New York and New Jersey to Hollywood, California, as the state had a milder climate and better lighting all year round.
  • The founding and origins of major American movie studios by Jewish immigrants who were eager for new businesses and opportunities.

Items associated with Rebecca and the Movies


Similarities of the Cleopatra posters illustrated in the book and the 1917 film.