A Proper Gander At Propaganda

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"Propaganda in the United States is spread by both government and media entities. Propaganda is information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to influence opinions. It's used in advertising, radio, newspaper, posters, books, television, and other media."  -  Propaganda in the United States - Wikipedia

"A man without a government is like a fish without a bicycle.” Alvaro Koplovich

Article index

The World Theater Presents: Of Artists, Actors & Agents

All The World Is A Staged Theatrical Event

An argument from authority (Latin: argumentum ad verecundiam), also called an appeal to authority, is a common type of argument which can be fallacious, such as when an authority is cited on a topic outside their area of expertise or when the authority cited is not a true expert.

Argument from authority - Wikipedia

"A fallacy is an incorrect argument in logic and rhetoric which undermines an argument's logical validity or more generally an argument's logical soundness. Fallacies are either formal fallacies or informal fallacies.

These are commonly used styles of argument in convincing people, where the focus is on communication and results rather than the correctness of the logic, and may be used whether the point being advanced is correct or not."

"A formal fallacy is an error in logic that can be seen in the argument's form.[1] All formal fallacies are specific types of non sequiturs.

 List of fallacies - Wikipedia

"authority (n.) 

early 13c., autorite "book or quotation that settles an argument," from Old French auctorité "authority, prestige, right, permission, dignity, gravity; the Scriptures" (12c.; Modern French autorité), from Latin auctoritatem (nominative auctoritas) "invention, advice, opinion, influence, command," from auctor "master, leader, author" (see author (n.)). 

Usually spelled with a -c- in English till 16c., when it was dropped in imitation of the French. Meaning "power to enforce obedience" is from late 14c.; meaning "people in authority" is from 1610s. Authorities "those in charge, those with police powers" is recorded from mid-19c."

Authority - Online Etymology Dictionary

Around 1905, “Nickelodeons”, or 5-cent movie theaters, began to offer an easy and inexpensive way for the public to watch movies. Nickelodeons helped the movie industry move into the 1920’s by increasing the public appeal of film and generate more money for filmmakers, alongside the widespread use of theaters to screen World War I propaganda. After World War I ended and ushered the United States into a cultural boom, a new industry center was on the rise: Hollywood, the home of motion pictures in America.
— http://historycooperative.org/the-history-of-the-hollywood-movie-industry/

http://historycooperative.org/the-history-of-the-hollywood-movie-industry/

All the World is more a stage than most of us think. History is also more fiction than fact. Art has always been used to influence behavior and to define the boundaries of the imagination. Hollywood is more important to Government than most think. In fact as it turns out Hollywood, the Government, Banking and the Military are one at the highest levels.

Actors and actresses and celebrities of all kinds have long been promoted as idols that we are meant to emulate. This is a form of propaganda of course and is also a form of social control. What we think we know of the so-called stars is simply what we have been told. The news stories about the celebrities can end up being just as fictional as the rest of their work.

Please check out the article index for more.

Please excuse any typos. Spell Check is Evil.

Uploaded by sharon watts on 2016-09-12. Please listen to this short clip about the lie of history.

THE USO TOURS AS OVERLOOKED THEATER

Does it really make sense to have theatrical tours to entertain the troops overseas or even at home during a time of war? Let's stop and think for a second. Let's put aside what we've been conditioned to accept as reality and look at this with logical minds. This is absurd. This is another example of cartoon reasoning that was sold to a duped public. Sweet Mother Nature! If wars are really fought like this one of us could take this world over with a spoon. This historical narrative is proof we live in a cartoon world. This is a joke. We've been conditioned to accept this stand up comic fantasy as real. Is it obvious yet that the narratives for the Wars make no sense?

The controllers need us to think we need them. They need us to keep paying taxes, fees and fines. Get it? They fake the news and war all to this end. Actors and theater people and all sorts of artists and scientists are part of this military theatrical troop. Hollywood is the military, and whether a person has a security clearance or not, they are part of that beast if they work in that industry. So when we watch the Oscars and other awards shows, we are seeing is probably a mix of stars who are really military agents and other celebrities who are not in on the whole charade.

We see how celebrity deaths can be easily faked and manipulated. We can see that the screens and radio and all media is theirs to use to keep us asleep and unaware of our very real economic servitude.

"The USO also brought Hollywood celebrities and volunteer entertainers to perform for the troops. According to movie historian Steven Cohan, "most of all ... in taking home on the road, it equated the nation with showbiz. USO camp shows were designed in their export to remind soldiers of home." They did this, he noted, by "nurturing in troops a sense of patriotic identification with America through popular entertainment."[8] An article in Look magazine at the time, stated, "For the little time the show lasts, the men are taken straight to the familiar Main Street that is the goal of every fighting American far away from home." Maxene Andrews wrote, "The entertainment brought home to the boys. Their home." Actor George Raft stated at the beginning of the war, "Now it's going to be up to us to send to the men here and abroad real, living entertainment, the songs, the dances, and the laughs they had back home."

USO promotional literature stated its goals:

"The story of USO camp shows belongs to the American people, for it was their contribution that made it possible. It is an important part in the life of your sons, your brothers, your husbands, and your sweethearts.""

"After being formed in 1941, in response to World War II, "centers were established quickly... in churches, barns, railroad cars, museums, castles, beach clubs, and log cabins." Most centers offered recreational activities, such as holding dances and showing movies. And there were the well-known free coffee and doughnuts. Some USO bases provided a haven for spending a quiet moment alone or writing a letter home, while others offered spiritual guidance and made childcare available for military wives.

But the organization became mostly known for its live performances called Camp Shows, through which the entertainment industry helped boost the morale of its servicemen and women. Camp Shows began in October 1941, and by that fall and winter 186 military theaters existed in the United States. Overseas shows began in November 1941 with a tour of the Caribbean. Within five months 36 overseas units had been sent within the Americas, the United Kingdom, and Australia, and during 1942 1,000 performed as part of 70 units. Average performers were paid $100 a week; top stars were paid $10 a day because their wealth let them contribute more of their talents.

These overseas shows were produced by the American Theatre Wing, which also provided food and entertainment for the armed services in their Stage Door Canteens. Funds from the sale of film rights for a story about the New York Canteen went toward providing USO tours of shows for overseas troops."

"Camp Shows began in Normandy in July 1944, one month after Operation Overlord. Until fall 1944 overseas units contained five performers or fewer; The Barretts of Wimpole Street, using local theaters in France and Italy, was the first to use an entire theater company, including scenery.[10] At its high point in 1944, the USO had more than 3,000 clubs, and curtains were rising on USO shows 700 times a day. From 1941 to 1947, the USO presented more than 400,000 performances, featuring entertainers such as Abbott and CostelloLarry AdlerBrian AherneLouise AllbrittonMorey AmsterdamMarian AndersonThe Andrews SistersArmidaJean ArthurFred AstaireGene AutryLauren BacallFay BainterLucille BallTallulah BankheadLynn BariCount BasiePeg Leg BatesConstance BennettJack BennyEdgar BergenIngrid BergmanMilton BerleEubie BlakeBen BlueRay BolgerHumphrey BogartMary BrianPhyllis BrooksJoe E. BrownWillie BryantGeorge Burns and Gracie AllenCharles ButterworthJames CagneyCab CallowayJudy CanovaEddie CantorJune ClydeJerry ColonnaGary CooperKatharine CornellBing CrosbyBebe DanielsLinda DarnellBette DavisJoan DavisDennis DayOlivia De HavillandJoe DeRitaMarlene DietrichDoraine and EllisMorton DowneyEllen DrewIrene DunneDeanna DurbinJimmy DuranteAnn DvorakNelson EddyDuke EllingtonSkinnay EnnisMaurice EvansJinx FalkenburgGlenda FarrellJoey FayeLeslie FentonGracie FieldsShep FieldsW.C. FieldsKay FrancisJane FromanReginald GardinerEd GardnerJudy GarlandBilly GilbertBetty GrableCary GrantJohn GarfieldWilliam GarganGreer GarsonPaulette GoddardBenny GoodmanJack HaleyMoss HartSusan HaywardRita HayworthJascha HeifetzHildegardeCeleste HolmBob HopeLena HorneMarsha HuntAlberta HunterBetty HuttonAllen JenkinsGeorge JesselAl JolsonBoris KarloffDanny KayeGene KellyGuy KibbeeAndre KostelanetzGene KrupaKay KyserVeronica LakeHedy LamarrDorothy LamourCarole LandisFrances LangfordLaurel and HardyGertrude LawrenceAnna LeeGypsy Rose LeeVivien LeighJoan LeslieJoe E. LewisBeatrice LillieCarole LombardEdmund LowePaul LukasAlfred Lunt and Lynne FontanneIda LupinoJeanette MacDonaldTex McCraryJoel McCreaHattie McDanielDorothy McGuireFrank McHughFrederic MarchMitzi MayfairMike MazurkiThe Marx BrothersAdolphe MenjouUna MerkelRay MillandGlenn MillerGarry MooreTim MooreChester MorrisZero MostelGeorge MurphyMildred NatwickAdelaide Hall,[12] The Four Evans,[13] Merle OberonPat O'BrienMinerva PiousLily PonsGeorge RaftLuise RainerMartha RayeOssy RenardyPaul RobesonEdward G. RobinsonThe RockettesGinger RogersMickey RooneyRosalind RussellAnn RutherfordAnn SavageRandolph ScottArtie ShawAnn SheridanDinah ShorePhil SilversFrank SinatraNoble SissleAnn SothernJo StaffordBarbara StanwyckBill SternJames StewartEd SullivanDanny ThomasThree Bon BunniesGene TierneyMartha TiltonArthur TracySpencer TracyArthur TreacherSophie TuckerLana TurnerVera VagueJohn Wayne,[14] Mae WestChill WillsAnna May Wong and Keenan Wynn."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Service_Organizations

A Not So Real World Revealed: Do Not Believe What You See on a Screen

A Real Stockholm Syndrome indeed!

Want to bet this contract is standard practice?

The images of the celebrities and all news personas and even the supposed real people who are the focus of the so-called news stories are very controlled and highly manipulated. When we see something on a screen or read it in the newspaper or hear it on the radio or by word of mouth, we must remember that we are not able to actually examine the evidence and are relying on hearsay.

A lot of the time the hearsay is highly contradictory.

There are layers of illusion woven with some small doses of  truth and this creates the biography and persona of the so-called film, television, news, pop, music or other sort of celebrity "Star" and this includes those who are presented to us as 'regular' folk.

We are supposed to look up to those people as successful examples of human beings. We are supposed to emulate their behavior. We must avoid this sort of idolatry. We must learn to ignore the messenger and learn to appreciate reading the message.

We think we know who the famous people really are, but we only know what we are shown and told. We know nothing about these people and their real lives. We only know the propaganda or public relations noise.

We can not be sure we know who is who.

"Real World" Contracts

“When signing the contract, cast members also agree that producers can humiliate them, portray them “in a false light,” and even hire “actors who may or may not resemble” them to achieve whatever ends they’d like. So, even if you’re a saint, they can make you look like the devil. MTV also gets blanket rights to all contestants’ experiences “which occur, will occur, or have occurred at any time… (my ‘Life Story’).” That means if you tell the producers a story that happened in your past, they can work it in any way they want. It sounds like something straight out of an Orwellian novel.

— http://www.looper.com/15293/untold-truth-mtvs-real-world/?utm_campaign=clip

Hollywood History

The early 1940’s were a tough time for the American film industry, especially after the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. However, production saw a rebound due to advances in technology such as special effects, better sound recording quality, and the beginning of color film use, all of which made movies more modern and appealing.

Like all other American industries, the film industry responded to World War II with increased productivity, creating a new wave of wartime pictures. During the war, Hollywood was a major source of American patriotism by generating propaganda, documentaries, educational pictures, and general awareness of wartime need. The year 1946 saw an all-time high in theater attendance and total profits.
— http://historycooperative.org/the-history-of-the-hollywood-movie-industry/

http://historycooperative.org/the-history-of-the-hollywood-movie-industry/

007 is a HOAX!

Do You Think You Are Free From Propaganda? Do you think the NEWS and Hollywood are independent from the Government?

Ever hear about The Defense Information School? “The Defense Information School or DINFOS, is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) school located at Fort George G. MeadeMaryland. DINFOS fulfills the Department of Defense's need for an internal corps of professional journalists, broadcasters, and public affairs professionals.” This was formed in 1946! The purpose of this school is to brainwash our minds. Don’t believe us? Please keep reading or check out the article index. Please keep an open mind, everything we think we know is probably wrong, we will explain why we make this claim. This is but the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_Information_School

Did you ever read or hear about any of these other absurd stories about the ‘War to End all Wars’? What we think of wars and history is more lie than not. Did you know film makers have been faking so-called real war footage for years?  Ever read or hear about the Ghost Army and all the rest? Please keep reading this article.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_Army

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Service_Organizations

http://www.coca-cola.co.uk/stories/our-story-1941-1959--the-war-and-what-followed

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/463830/Lights-camera-fiction-Second-World-War-documentary-footage-a-Hollywood-fake

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-early-history-of-faking-war-on-film-133838317/

Please excuse any typos you may come across, we will fix them as we find them, spell check is evil, Thank You, AAMorris Staff.

1960's and TV Programming

The appeal and convenience of television caused a major decline in movie theater attendance, which resulted in many Hollywood studios losing money. To adapt to the times, Hollywood began producing film for TV in order to make the money it was losing in movie theaters. This marked the entrance of Hollywood into the television industry.

The 1960’s saw a great push for social change. Movies during this time focused on fun, fashion, rock n’ roll, societal shifts like the civil rights movements, and transitions in cultural values. It was also a time of change in the world’s perception of America and its culture, largely influenced by the Vietnam War and continuous shifts in governmental power.

1963 was the slowest year in film production; approximately 120 movies were released, which was fewer than any year to date since the 1920’s. This decline in production was caused by lower profits due to the pull of television. Film companies instead began to make money in other areas: music records, movies made for TV, and the invention of the TV series.

Additionally, the average film ticket price was lowered to only a dollar, hoping to create greater appeal to former moviegoers. By 1970, this caused a depression in the film industry that had been developing over the past 25 years. A few studios still struggled to survive and made money in new ways, such as theme parks like Florida’s Disney World. Because of financial struggles, national companies bought out many studios. The Golden Age of Hollywood was over.

With the Vietnam War in full swing, the 1970’s began with an essence of disenchantment and frustration within American culture. Although Hollywood had seen its lowest times, during the late 1960’s, the 1970’s saw a rush of creativity due to changes in restrictions on language, sex, violence, and other strong thematic content. American counterculture inspired Hollywood to take greater risks with new alternative filmmakers.

The rebirth of Hollywood during the 1970’s was based on making high-action and youth-oriented pictures, usually featuring new and dazzling special effects technology. Hollywood’s financial trouble was somewhat alleviated with the then-shocking success of movies like Jaws and Star Wars, which became the highest-grossing movies in film history (at that time).
— http://historycooperative.org/the-history-of-the-hollywood-movie-industry/

Yellow Journalism A Blueprint for Culture

Joseph Campbell defines yellow press newspapers as having daily multi-column front-page headlines covering a variety of topics, such as sports and scandal, using bold layouts (with large illustrations and perhaps color), heavy reliance on unnamed sources, and unabashed self-promotion. The term was extensively used to describe certain major New York City newspapers around 1900 as they battled for circulation.[3]

Frank Luther Mott defines yellow journalism in terms of five characteristics:[4]

  1. scare headlines in huge print, often of minor news
  2. lavish use of pictures, or imaginary drawings
  3. use of faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience, and a parade of false learning from so-called experts
  4. emphasis on full-color Sunday supplements, usually with comic strips
  5. dramatic sympathy with the "underdog" against the system.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow_journalism

disney info school = yellow journalism or disinfo!

Where Do Minions & Simon's Parroting Taling Heads on Screens • Sock Puppets • Come From?

ANSWER: 

DISINFO SCHOOL

Learn To • WEAVE TALL TALES •  DO VOICES & TELL JOKES & SING • DANCE • ACT & PLAY!

Are we surrounded by minions? It sure feels like it. We like them. They are really cute and designed for commercial business. These sweet little yellow products just can't help but fly off the shelves. We are lucky to have infinite supply online.

We know that at installations like the Defense Information School, the military trains agents, actors, voice over people, radio disc jockeys, comedians, journalists and behind the scenes production staff. This is where yellow journalism techniques are taught to trained agents who have security clearances. All news media is nothing but yellow journalism. We can see how things really work now. Yellow Journalism is the method for all of this. These sensationalized techniques really date back to the earliest days of religion, obviously. These are basic military style propaganda techniques designed to win a so-called war, before ever having to fire a shot.

The need or motive to fake news and wars dates back to the earliest days of our so-called civilization. Medieval castle walls were sold as protection to the mass of peasantry. The origins of our modern Mafia run global culture emerges from the shadow and into the light. We can use even wikipedia to reveal the truth. All we need to do is keep following a literal web linked trail and we will end up seeing how the United States is nothing but a corporate racket, an unlawful and unnatural front for the banking and currency industry, that represents old European moneyed interests who had originally funded this economic enterprise in the first place, or so they think. This funding was ill gotten gain in the first place of course.

We would call these people the royals. The Queen of England would seem to be the Empress of the World, at least on paper. The Treaty of Paris from 1783 makes for the proverbial eye opening read. The monarch retained more rights than you might know. The United States government is in debt to the royals. This body does not work for us. It works against us. Politicians swear an oath to defend it not us. They swear to uphold the Constitution which means the Government not the people. This is and was a simple bait and switch tactic. We The People, quickly became the Founding Fathers, and a new kind of elite. These men founded their version of a racket. We call this layer of extra governance and crime, the United States Government. Television is its most important medium and the on air talking head is the weapon of mass mental destruction that the government uses to control all of us. This same weaponized culture is online. In fact it is pretty much everywhere in our artificial world. We are so used to it we do not see it. We are like the fish in water who do now know they are in water. Better still we are the tadpole in a pot of water that is about to start boiling.

As it turns out, we are brain washed member of a cargo cult.

There will never not be a so-called National Debt clock ticking away. We get the long con now. We are all economic wage slaves in an inhumane system that is simply  built on lies. This is the racket and this is the crime. War and other false narratives are literally manufactured and promoted with the intent of creating a false impression in our minds. We have to believe we need all the layers of government to protect us from harm. This is why these bodies craft and exaggerate every event that fits this meme. The news media is state run and staffed with military trained minions with security clearances. This is how the show is run and it is run this way online too. Alex Jones is not alone. More minions lurk and the real purpose is to get us to do their job for them. 

click here for a transcript of the original Treaty of Paris from 1783

see also: The United States is still a British Colony - The Forbidden Knowledge

Today, the internet is filled with alt media which emulate the practices of the old. Nothing changes. Seemingly amateur web personas might be part of the show. These fellow 'truth seekers' might be no more than dis-information agents, whether on the pay roll or not. We are encouraged to play gatekeepers to ourselves and others and in this manner we are unwitting pawns of the control system.

Minion School

"The Defense Information School, or DINFOS, is a United States Department of Defense (DoD) school located at Fort George G. MeadeMaryland. DINFOS fulfills the Department of Defense's need for an internal corps of professional journalists, broadcasters, and public affairs professionals.[1] Members from all branches of the U.S. military, DoD civilians and international military personnel attend DINFOS for training in public affairs, print journalismphotojournalismphotographytelevision and radio broadcastinglithography, equipment maintenance and various forms of multimedia. The American Council on Education recommends college credit for most DINFOS courses."

"Leadership courses

The Public Affairs Leadership Department is one of four departments in DINFOS.

The Public Affairs Leadership Department offers the Qualification Course (PAQC), the Joint Expeditionary Course (JEPAC), the Joint Intermediate Course (JIPAC), and the Joint Senior Course (JSPAC). Courses are offered to military officers, senior enlisted personnel, Department of Defense civilians, and members of coalition partners from around the world who are preparing for or already in billets of public affairs leadership.

The Public Affairs Qualification Course (PAQC) provides those who are new to the public affairs field the fundamentals of public affairs to include military-media relations, the different mediums used to facilitate the flow of accurate and timely information, and how to conduct public affairs operations in support of the command's mission. In addition, the students are taught the fundamentals of news, journalism, and how to write and copy-edit in accordance with the Associated Press (AP) Styleguide.

The Public Affairs Expeditionary Course is a ten-day, intensive follow-on course to PAQC. Students are expected to have a basic working knowledge and experience in PA as the course is focused more on the application of PA skills in a field environment.

Journalism courses

Journalism classes feature basic writing skills and include a headline style known at the school as "headline-ese", a total style for writing and developing headlines. Students are taught a variety of writing styles and formats such as news, sports and feature writing.

Photojournalism courses focus on composition, exposure, and general camera operation skills. Flash photography is introduced in the basic photography course. Students learn advanced photo-editing, composition and other techniques not taught in basic photojournalism classes.

For military print journalists, DINFOS offers the 12-week Basic Public Affairs Specialist Course (BPASC), a 26-week online BPASC and three-week Editors' Course. U.S. Army students are awarded the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) designator of 46Q, and U.S. Marine Corps students are awarded the MOS 4341 Combat Correspondent.

For military Broadcast journalists, DINFOS offers the Broadcast Communication Specialist Course. Broadcasters begin by attending several weeks of BWAS - Basic Writing and Announcing Skills. If the class requirements are met, students may continue into Radio and Television broadcasting classes. U.S. Army students are awarded the MOS designator of 46R.

Students in all courses hail from all branches of the U.S. military and reserve as well as International military students.

Equipment maintenance courses

The Basic Television Equipment Maintenance (BTVEM) course includes apprentice level instruction in the repair of all types of studio and transmission equipment. Students also learn how to maintain the AVID non-linear digital editing systems. The U.S. Army MOS 25R and the Air Force AFSC 2E134 is awarded upon completion. Since December 2006 Air Force class graduated, DINFOS no longer trains Air Force personnel in the BTVEM course.

The Broadcast Radio and Television Systems Maintenance course is an advanced level course where students learn the ins and outs of American Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) engineering standards and practices.

Both maintenance courses are nationally accredited by the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). Upon completion of either course with an average GPA of at least 85%, students are certified by the SBE as broadcast technologists (CBT)."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_Information_School

 

The word “actor” means author, artist and agent.

Actor (n) 

late 14c., "an overseer, guardian, steward," from Latin actor "an agent or doer," also "theatrical player," from past participle stem of agere (see act (n.)). Mid-15c. as "a doer, maker," also "a plaintiff." Sense of "one who performs in plays" is 1580s, originally applied to both men and women.

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?allowed_in_frame=0&search=actor

Author

c. 1300, autor "father," from Old French auctoracteor "author, originator, creator, instigator (12c., Modern French auteur), from Latin auctorem(nominative auctor) "enlarger, founder, master, leader," literally "one who causes to grow," agent noun from auctus, past participle of augere "to increase" (see augment). Meaning "one who sets forth written statements" is from late 14c. The -t- changed to -th- 16c. on mistaken assumption of Greek origin.

..."[W]riting means revealing onesself to excess .... This is why one can never be alone enough when one writes, why even night is not night enough. ... I have often thought that the best mode of life for me would be to sit in the innermost room of a spacious locked cellar with my writing things and a lamp. Food would be brought and always put down far away from my room, outside the cellar's outermost door. The walk to my food, in my dressing gown, through the vaulted cellars, would be my only exercise. I would then return to my table, eat slowly and with deliberation, then start writing again at once. And how I would write! From what depths I would drag it up! [Franz Kafka]"

author (v.) 

1590s, from author (n.). Revived 1940s, chiefly U.S. Related: Authoredauthoring.

Agent

late 15c., "one who acts," from Latin agentem (nominative agens) "effective, powerful," present participle of agere "to set in motion, drive, lead, conduct" (see act (n.)). Meaning "any natural force or substance which produces a phenomenon" is from 1550s. Meaning "deputy, representative" is from 1590s. Sense of "spy, secret agent" is attested by 1916.

 

artist (n.) 

 

1580s, "one who cultivates one of the fine arts," from Middle French artiste (14c.), from Italian artista, from Medieval Latin artista, from Latin ars (see art (n.)). 

Originally used especially of the arts presided over by the Muses (history, poetry, comedy, tragedy, music, dancing, astronomy), but also used 17c. for "one skilled in any art or craft" (including professors, surgeons, craftsmen, cooks). Now especially of "one who practices the arts of design or visual arts" (a sense first attested 1747).

 

art (adj.) 

 

"produced with conscious artistry," as opposed to popular or folk, 1890, from art (n.), possibly from influence of German kunstlied "art song." E.g. art film (1960); art rock (1968). 

art (n.) 

early 13c., "skill as a result of learning or practice," from Old French art (10c.), from Latin artem (nominative ars) "work of art; practical skill; a business, craft," from PIE *ar-ti- (cognates: Sanskrit rtih "manner, mode;" Greek arti "just," artios "complete, suitable," artizein"to prepare;" Latin artus "joint;" Armenian arnam "make;" German art "manner, mode"), from root *ar- "fit together, join" (see arm(n.1)). 

In Middle English usually with a sense of "skill in scholarship and learning" (c. 1300), especially in the seven sciences, or liberal arts. This sense remains in Bachelor of Arts, etc. Meaning "human workmanship" (as opposed to nature) is from late 14c. Sense of "cunning and trickery" first attested c. 1600. Meaning "skill in creative arts" is first recorded 1610s; especially of painting, sculpture, etc., from 1660s. Broader sense of the word remains in artless

Fine arts, "those which appeal to the mind and the imagination" first recorded 1767. Expression art for art's sake (1824) translates French l'art pour l'art. First record of art critic is from 1847. Arts and crafts "decorative design and handcraft" first attested in the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in London, 1888.

Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truths, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned. The revolt of individualism came because the tradition had become degraded, or rather because a spurious copy had been accepted in its stead. [William Butler Yeats]

art (v.) 

second person present indicative of be; Old English eart. Also see are (v.).

Theater

"late 14c., "open air place in ancient times for viewing spectacles and plays," from Old French theatre (12c., Modern French théâtre, improperly accented) and directly from Latin theatrum "play-house, theater; stage; spectators in a theater" (source also of Spanish, Italian teatro), from Greek theatron "theater; the people in the theater; a show, a spectacle," literally "place for viewing," from theasthai "to behold" (related to thea "a view, a seeing; a seat in the theater," theates "spectator") + -tron, suffix denoting place. 

Meaning "building where plays are shown" is from 1570s in English. Transferred sense of "plays, writing, production, the stage" is from 1660s. Generic sense of "place of action" is from 1580s; especially "region where war is being fought" (1914). Spelling with -re arose late 17c. and prevailed in Britain after c. 1700 by French influence, but American English retained or revived the older spelling in -er."

A confidence trick (synonyms include confidence gameconfidence schemescam and stratagem) is an attempt to defraud a person or group after first gaining their confidence, used in the classical sense of trust. Confidence tricks exploit characteristics of the human psyche such as dishonestyhonestyvanitycompassioncredulityirresponsibilitynaïveté and greed.

for more:

http://historycooperative.org/the-history-of-the-hollywood-movie-industry/