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The 1930s is remembered as the golden age of Hollywood, when small towns had a palatial movie theaters, and stars like Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin and Shirley Temple lit up the screen. But, even then, Hollywood didn't have a monopoly on filmmaking. Some of the nation's first independent filmmakers worked during those years, and in the true sense of the word. Weekend America's Michael May follows a film archivist who has been tracing the path of Melton Barker, a so-called itinerant filmmaker, from the era.