Tag Archives: early film

Silents are Golden: The Mysterious Disappearance of Louis Le Prince

Silents are Golden: The Mysterious Disappearance of Louis Le Prince If I asked you to name the first person who ever shot moving images on film, what would your guess be? Thomas Edison? The Lumière brothers? Someone more familiar to … Continue reading

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Silent Chicago: A Star is Born – Gloria Swanson at Essanay

  A Star is Born – Gloria Swanson at Essanay “You ought to screen wonderfully, if you don’t screen terribly,” the director challenged the young woman touring the studio. The petite young girl was not intimidated. “Try me,” she fired … Continue reading

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Saving and Restoring Historic Essanay Studios: Interview with Gary Keller at The Essanay Center

  Interview with Gary N. Keller at The Essanay Center Essanay Studios is currently running an Indiegogo Campaign to raise money for the preservation and revitalization of their historic film studio — the first and last remaining silent film studio. CMH … Continue reading

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Classic Movie Legend Tribute: D.W Griffith

  Happy Birthday Classic Movie Legend, D.W Griffith, born January 22, 1875! No doubt, D.W Griffith is one of the most controversial figures in the world of Classic Hollywood. He has already gone down in film history as one of … Continue reading

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