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Fox: A Standard of Business in the Realm of Entertainment

1926

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service

Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, National Park Service

This publication included colorful playbills and pictures of Fox Film Studio's directors. It is likely a relic of Sandburg's movie critic days. In the 1920s, Carl Sandburg worked as a movie critic for the Chicago Daily News, writing an average of six reviews per week. Sandburg "had a longtime fascination with visual images... A keen interest in motion pictures as an entertainment form was logical for Sandburg, with his close ties to the American lyceum, chautauqua and vaudeville circuits." (Niven, p 365) Sandburg's interest in motion pictures continued throughout his life, culminating in his writing forThe Greatest Story Ever Toldin the 1960s.

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