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A Modern Cabinet of Curiosities: George Kleine’s Collection of Popular-Science Films

Oliver Gaycken

in Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199860685
eISBN:
9780190235987
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199860685.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In 1910 George Kleine published an ambitious catalogue of “educational motion picture films” that consisted of titles he had collected from a number of European companies, notably Pathé, Gaumont, and ... More


George Spoor, George Kleine, and the Rise of the Nickelodeon

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0005
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of George Spoor, George Kleine, and the Nickelodeon in the development of Chicago's film industry. Spoor had a theatrical background that made him a natural for the ... More


Epilogue

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

in Flickering Empire: How Chicago Invented the U.S. Film Industry

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.003.0014
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses the later fortunes and careers of the major players in Chicago's original motion-picture scene. George Kleine went into semi-retirement after the outbreak of World War I, but ... More


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