Hollywood Babylon Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

Kenneth Anger
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Essay Topic 1

Compare Hollywood's Golden Age to modern Hollywood. Consider the caliber of celebrities, how celebrities are portrayed, and how drug culture influences the film industry.

Essay Topic 2

Why was Olive Thomas' death significant to Hollywood's Golden Age?

Essay Topic 3

How has celebrity gossip transformed over the years? How did gossip rags start, and what are they now? Which style is more demeaning for the celebrities they portray? Why?

Essay Topic 4

What is Charlie Chaplin's significance in film history? Describe the scandal in Chaplin's life. If he existed today, would he be able to be a star? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 5

What was the difference between talkies and silent films during the Jazz Era? What did talkies encourage? What disappeared with silent films? Why?

Essay Topic 6

What role does suicide play in early Hollywood?

Essay Topic 7

What is the significance of obscenity and the courts taking...

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