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Gilbert “Broncho Billy” Anderson

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/9780231174497.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role played by Gilbert M. Anderson in the development of Chicago's film industry by helping to turn motion pictures from a vaudeville novelty into an artistic medium that ... More


Chaplin in Chicago: His New Job

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/9780231174497.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the work of Charlie Chaplin for the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company in Chicago. Chaplin was miserable with Essanay by the time he commenced work for the studio on his first ... 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


The Golden Age of Essanay

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/9780231174497.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the success of Essanay Studios and the role it played in the development of Chicago's film industry. Essanay Studios had its first big success with An Awful Skate in July ... More


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