F*** The Stutz-Bearcat: An Alternate TL of Film

Since the PODs are going to have some consequences:

April 7, 1945: Brewster's Millions, starring African-American comedian Eddie "Rochester" Anderson as the inheritor of the fortune of a white billionaire, sparking calls for bans throughout the South, due to racially charged commentary,...

January 4, 1946: Scarlet Street directed by Fritz Lang, starring Edward G. Robinson and Joann Bennett is released, detailing the rise of organized crime and prostitution in the post-War era,...
 
Maybe some Peckinpah style violence in the slew of WWII films that came out immediately after the war. Imagine, They Were Expendable with some graphic brutal scenes.
 
Maybe some Peckinpah style violence in the slew of WWII films that came out immediately after the war. Imagine, They Were Expendable with some graphic brutal scenes.
That could work, especially considering Peckinpah and other directors were actually veterans of the Second World War, often camera men for "Stars & Stripes"...
 
How about these movies?:

May 12, 1948: Bean Me Up, Scotty, a comedy, action-adventure movie starring French actor Mainfred Durant as a homosexual man fighting off angry, confused aliens and anti-LGBT killers, sparking calls for bans by conservatives, condemning the film for "attempting to normalize degenerate sexualities",....

June 12, 1956: Red Faction, starring Audrey Covington and Clifford Tomlinson as extremely underpaid and overworked workers who help lead a rebellion against the Cerebro Corporation, a mega-corp that symbolizes American greed and excess, sparking panics of "Communist Invasion of Hollywood",....
 
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April 12, 1929: Tiburon Entertainment is founded as Feline Follies Productions in Tiburon, California by Pat Sullivan to initially produce sound cartoons for his creation, Felix the Cat,....

May 5, 1932: The Fighters of the Impossible animated movie starring Michael Barrett and produced by Feline Follies Productions, the first non-Felix the Cat production by the company, makes its hit debut,....

February 14, 1935: Mister Galaxy animated movie starring Neville Lawrence and Matilda Lawson and produced by Feline Follies Productions makes its hit debut,....
 
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April 12, 1929: Tiburon Entertainment is founded as Feline Follies Productions in Tiburon, California by Pat Sullivan to initially produce sound cartoons for his creation, Felix the Cat,....

May 5, 1932: The Fighters of the Impossible animated movie starring Michael Barrett and produced by Feline Follies Productions, the first non-Felix the Cat production by the company, makes its hit debut,....

February 14, 1935: Mister Galaxy animated movie starring Neville Lawrence and Matilda Lawson and produced by Feline Follies Productions makes its hit debut,....
Here's some more Feline Follies/Tiburon productions:

June 5, 1943: Dirk Dangerous, anti-Nazi propaganda animated film starring Jack Kirby and produced by Feline Follies Productions, makes its hit debut,...

July 28, 1949: Smokey and the Bear Police animated movie by Feline Follies Productions, makes its hit debut, openly challenging Disney animation as "inferior",....

March 7, 1956: Ecco the Dolphin, created by Harvey Kokushi, starring Matt Wright and produced by Feline Follies Productions (now known as Tiburon Entertainment) makes its hit debut,....

August 5, 1959: Monarch of the Glenn, created by Ryosei Kagiyama and produced by Tiburon Entertainment, starring Matt Wright in a world divided between two large empires with huge technological gaps and a unbreakable border between each other,....

October 6, 1977: Lightbringer syndicated animated children's show by Tiburon Entertainment, starring Nigel Dixon as a young man who becomes the world's first superhero, makes its hit debut,....
 
So, this is what we have so far:

POD: September 5, 1921: Fatty Arbuckle took a break from his film schedule and decided not to attend an party he hosted at the St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco due to suffering second-degree burns to both buttocks from an accident on set,....

February 2, 1922
: William Desmond Taylor is found at his bungalow in Westlake, Los Angeles surviving an attempted murder by an unknown murderer, with the chase all around the city ending with the killer's face impaled and mutated on his neighbor's sword, sparking international attention and concern,....

April 12, 1929: Tiburon Entertainment is founded as Feline Follies Productions in Tiburon, California by Pat Sullivan to initially produce sound cartoons for his creation, Felix the Cat,....

November 20, 1931: I Am A Fugutive From A Chain Gang directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Paul Muni, makes its hit debut, detailing brutal prison conditions in the South, sparking calls for political change,....

May 5, 1932: The Fighters of the Impossible animated movie starring Michael Barrett and produced by Feline Follies Productions, the first non-Felix the Cat production by the company, makes its hit debut,....

September 16, 1932: Blonde Venus starring Marlene Dietrich, directed by Frank Capra, makes its hit debut, sensationalizing the rise of prostitution and pornography in Great Depression America, sparking international attention,....

March 31, 1933: Gabriel Over the White House directed by Gregory La Cava, is seen as a powerful indictment against the policies of Herbert Hoover, and a supportive manifesto for the Roosevelt Administration,....

April 30, 1934: Hitler's Reign of Terror documentary by Michael Mindlin, reveals the rise of anti-Semitism and violence in Germany, sparking calls for a ban by American Nazi Party members and the KKK, sparking international attention,....

February 14, 1935: Mister Galaxy animated movie starring Neville Lawrence and Matilda Lawson and produced by Feline Follies Productions makes its hit debut,....

June 5, 1943: Dirk Dangerous, anti-Nazi propaganda animated film starring Jack Kirby and produced by Feline Follies Productions, makes its hit debut,...

April 7, 1945: Brewster's Millions, starring African-American comedian Eddie "Rochester" Anderson as the inheritor of the fortune of a white billionaire, sparking calls for bans throughout the South, due to racially charged commentary,....

January 4, 1946: Scarlet Street directed by Fritz Lang, starring Edward G. Robinson and Joann Bennett is released, detailing the rise of organized crime and prostitution in the post-War era,....

May 12, 1948: Bean Me Up, Scotty, a comedy, action-adventure movie starring French actor Mainfred Durant as a homosexual man fighting off angry, confused aliens and anti-LGBT killers, sparking calls for bans by conservatives, condemning the film for "attempting to normalize degenerate sexualities",....

July 28, 1949: Smokey and the Bear Police animated movie by Feline Follies Productions, makes its hit debut, openly challenging Disney animation as "inferior",....

May 26, 1952: William F. Buckley (R-NY) creates the International Motion Picture Association (IMPA) film rating system in response to the rise of "undesirable Hollywood shenanigans" and the "invasion of non-white entertainment", sparking international attention,....

March 7, 1956: Ecco the Dolphin, created by Harvey Kokushi, starring Matt Wright and produced by Feline Follies Productions (now known as Tiburon Entertainment) makes its hit debut,....

June 12, 1956: Red Faction, starring Audrey Covington and Clifford Tomlinson as extremely underpaid and overworked workers who help lead a rebellion against the Cerebro Corporation, a mega-corp that symbolizes American greed and excess, sparking panics of "Communist Invasion of Hollywood",....

August 5, 1959: Monarch of the Glenn, created by Ryosei Kagiyama and produced by Tiburon Entertainment, starring Matt Wright in a world divided between two large empires with huge technological gaps and a unbreakable border between each other,....

May 1, 1966: Jerry Falwell Sr., of Lynchburg, Virginia, introduces the "Traditional Family Values" Amendment during "I Love America" rallies that calls for the banning of any film with "morally questionable content" and will overwrite MPAA under U.S. law; critics warns that if the law is passed, then it'll ban every movie above PG-13,....

October 6, 1977: Lightbringer syndicated animated children's show by Tiburon Entertainment, starring Nigel Dixon as a young man who becomes the world's first superhero, makes its hit debut,....
 
Looking good! One thing that will take place is that organized crime will move into film in the 1920s-1940s. With pornography, drugs, and violence, to say that they would ignore a billion dollar industry is both naive and ASB.
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that the film industry is a lot more complicated behind the scenes,...

August 1, 1925: Actress Joan Crawford makes her hit debut in the "stag film" (porn film) Velvet Lips, sparking international attention

December 26, 1936: Mobster Benjamin "Bugsy Siegel", backed by Meyer Lansky, emerges as the top crime boss in Los Angeles, California, sparking international attention and concern,...

June 20, 1947: Mobster Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel is assassinated in Beverly Hills, California; Mickey Cohen emerges as the new crime boss in Los Angeles, California, sparking international attention,...

April 10, 1950: FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover resigns under heavy scrutiny after OSS Director William Angleton presents President Harry Truman with incriminating photos at Camp David, Maryland,

February 23, 1956: Rival crime boss Jack Dragna is assassinated outside his home in Brentwood, California, highlighting the power of organized crime networks in the region,...

November 14, 1957: Appalachin Conference; Mickey Cohen and Los Angeles crime bosses escape arrest by FBI agents after avoiding a conference in Appalachin, New York, led by Joseph "Joe the Barber" Barbara,...

April 24, 1958: Mob Hitman Johnny Stompanato is accused of the death of actress Lana Turner in Hollywood, California, sparking concerns over organized crime involvement in the area,...

July 29, 1976: Mobster Mickey Cohen dies at his home in Beverly Hills, California amidst reports of extortion, racketeering, and murder over his 30-year criminal reign,...
 
Here are some PODs to flag that a lot of items will be altered:

September 18, 1922: The film Haxan directed by Swedish director Benjamin Christensen is released, amidst controversy over nudity, witchcraft and Satanism, triggering riots and civil unrest...

November 12, 1938: German director Leni Riefenstahl meets with Walt Disney in Los Angeles , California, proposing a film to support a "German-American alliance" dubbed the "Pact of Steel",...

September 23, 1940: Father Charles Coughlin calls for a ban on certain films in a rally in New York City, New York, citing the fears of rising tide of "indecency and immorality ", sparking international attention,...

June 30, 1949: Lost Boundaries directed by Alfred L. Worker , starring Mel Ferrer and Beatrice Pearson, makes its hit debut, amidst controversy over mixed race communities and relationships, the film is banned throughout the South,...

September 25- November 20, 1949: Reverend Billy Graham leads his "Crusade for America " in Los Angeles, California, condemning the film industry of "promoting sin and vice", sparking international attention,....

September 19, 1952: Actor Charlie Chaplin is exiled from the United States amidst rumors of "Communist sympathies" , but legal documents point to the studio discomfort over 4 underage wives , and reports of child pornography,...

October 1, 1953: Ad executive Hugh Hefner commits suicide in New York City, New York, after the failure to launch an adult men's magazine, ...

June 12, 1969: Artist/ director Andy Warhol releases Stag Film, a protest against social and religious conservatives, banned in most states and cities,...
 
Here are some PODs to flag that a lot of items will be altered:

September 18, 1922: The film Haxan directed by Swedish director Benjamin Christensen is released, amidst controversy over nudity, witchcraft and Satanism, triggering riots and civil unrest...

November 12, 1938: German director Leni Riefenstahl meets with Walt Disney in Los Angeles , California, proposing a film to support a "German-American alliance" dubbed the "Pact of Steel",...

September 23, 1940: Father Charles Coughlin calls for a ban on certain films in a rally in New York City, New York, citing the fears of rising tide of "indecency and immorality ", sparking international attention,...

June 30, 1949: Lost Boundaries directed by Alfred L. Worker , starring Mel Ferrer and Beatrice Pearson, makes its hit debut, amidst controversy over mixed race communities and relationships, the film is banned throughout the South,...

September 25- November 20, 1949: Reverend Billy Graham leads his "Crusade for America " in Los Angeles, California, condemning the film industry of "promoting sin and vice", sparking international attention,....

September 19, 1952: Actor Charlie Chaplin is exiled from the United States amidst rumors of "Communist sympathies" , but legal documents point to the studio discomfort over 4 underage wives , and reports of child pornography,...

October 1, 1953: Ad executive Hugh Hefner commits suicide in New York City, New York, after the failure to launch an adult men's magazine, ...

June 12, 1969: Artist/ director Andy Warhol releases Stag Film, a protest against social and religious conservatives, banned in most states and cities,...
So, what film studios will exist TTL?
 
What are some historical PODs that should flag the changes in the ATL?:

January 7, 1942: Battle of Moscow; Nazi victory proclaimed, as Stalin and Foreign Secretary Molotov are evacuated to Novosibirsk, sparking international attention and concern,...
 
What are some historical PODs that should flag the changes in the ATL?:

January 7, 1942: Battle of Moscow; Nazi victory proclaimed, as Stalin and Foreign Secretary Molotov are evacuated to Novosibirsk, sparking international attention and concern,...
How about an American invasion of Africa? (example: Congo War)
 
In order to move things into the 80s, here's some video game stuff (more will be done later)

February 17, 1980: Car Wars (SJGURPS) by Steve Jackson is released, cashing in on the Mad Max craze, and the rise of extreme sports, in Western Europe and the United States, featuring a post-apocalyptic setting that touches on the zeitgeist of the period,....

June 26, 1991: Car Warriors (Epic Comics) based on the SJGURPS video game becomes immensely popular, sparking international attention, with condemnation of the level of violence of the games and storylines,....
 
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