Definition of Photoplay

1. n. A play for representation or exhibition by moving pictures; also, the moving- picture representation of a play.



Definition of Photoplay

1. Noun. a theatrical play that has been filmed for showing as a movie. ¹

2. Noun. a novel adapted from a movie and illustrated with photographic stills taken from the film. Usage largely confined to the silent era of Hollywood. ¹

3. Noun. a term used by certain newspapers of the 1910s referring to the movie itself; sometimes used interchangeably with the term "motion picture." ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Photoplay

1. [n -PLAYS]

Photoplay Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Photoplay

photophygous
photophysical
photophysics
photophyte
photophytes
photopia
photopias
photopic
photopic adaptation
photopic eye
photopic vision
photopigment
photopigments
photopion
photoplatemaking
photoplay (current term)
photoplays
photoplethysmograph
photoplethysmographs
photoplethysmography
photoplotter
photoplotters
photopolarimeter
photopolarimetric
photopolymer
photopolymerization
photopolymerizations
photopolymers
photopositive
photoprobe

Literary usage of Photoplay

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"photoplay, the technical name given to a moving-picture which presents a complete drama. The conditions under which a moving- picture is made and exhibited ..."

2. Where and how to Sell Manuscripts: A Directory for Writers by William Bloss McCourtie (1920)
"In submitting manuscripts to photoplay producers it should be remembered that in many instances ... For instruction in the technique of photoplay writing, ..."

3. "1001 Places to Sell Manuscripts," by [Editor] (1915)
"We are glad to attempt the task of compiling a guide to photoplay markets. Our list will not be complete nor accurate the day after it is compiled because a ..."

4. The Art of the Moving Picture by Vachel Lindsay (1915)
"CHAPTER II THE photoplay OP ACTION LET us assume, friendly reader, that it is eight o'clock in the evening when you make yourself comfortable in your den, ..."

5. How to Write for the "movies" by Louella Oettinger Parsons (1915)
"CHAPTER XXXII THE FICTION EIGHTS TO THE photoplay THE latest argument and newest struggle in the photoplay field is the ardent fight the professional ..."

6. Cinema Craftsmanship: A Book for Photoplaywrights by Frances Taylor Patterson (1921)
"... of the camera, or of the procedure in the business of making a photoplay, because even the school children sent in dog-eared scraps of paper narrating ..."

7. How to Write Moving Picture Plays by William Lewis Gordon (1914)
"WHAT IS A photoplay? A photoplay is a story told in photographic action. ... In the photoplay Mabel points to the empty cradle - stretches forth her hands ..."

8. The Business of Writing: A Practical Guide for Authors by Robert Cortes Holliday, Alexander Van Rensselaer (1922)
"... X photoplay WETTING AND THE photoplay MARKET A SURVEY of the photoplay field leads one ... photoplay ..."

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