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Colonel William Selig

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/9780231174497.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the role of Colonel William Selig in the development of Chicago's film industry. Selig was one of the most successful, and colorful, motion-picture pioneers of the 1890s and ... More


The Golden Age of Selig Polyscope

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/9780231174497.003.0009
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on the success of Selig Polyscope and its contribution to the development of Chicago's film industry. Selig Polyscope upgraded the production values of its films by taking full ... More


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

Michael Glover Smith and Adam Selzer

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174497
eISBN:
9780231850797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174497.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This book tells the fascinating yet little-known story of how Chicago served as the unlikely capital of American film production in the years before the rise of Hollywood (1907–1913). It straddles ... 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


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


The Movies

in Los Angeles in the 1930s: The WPA Guide to the City of Angels

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268838
eISBN:
9780520948860
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268838.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the history of the movie industry in Los Angeles. California had been claimed by the movies in the autumn of 1908 when Francis Boggs, star of the stage melodrama, Why Girls ... More


Essanay Signs Charlie Chaplin

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/9780231174497.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter examines the impact of the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company's collaboration with Charlie Chaplin on Chicago's film industry. In 1914, the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company was poised ... More


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