and the Stage
For almost half a century motion pictures have been growing in popularity and prestige as a medium of dramatic entertainment. When the week's attendance slumps ever so little, great consternation stalks the studios, offices, and the pages of the trade journals.
In the early days of the motion picture, and again when the element of sound was introduced, there was much talk of the stage and motion pictures being competitors. In the rivalry for the dollars at the box office this always will be true to some extent. However, their purposes and artistic goals are worlds apart. Each is truly a dramatic medium in its own right. Perhaps the cinema more than any other form of art expresses, records, and interprets the changing philosophies, moods, and fashions of its own time. It is