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Vitagraph: America's First Great Motion Picture Studio

Andrew A. Erish


For more than a century, the origin story of the American film industry has been that the founders of Paramount and Fox invented the feature film, that Universal created the star system, and that these three companies (along with the heads of MGM and Warner Bros.) were responsible for developing the multi-billion-dollar business we now know as Hollywood. Unfortunately for history, this is simply not true. Andrew A. Erish's definitive history of this important but oft-forgotten studio compels a reassessment of the birth and development of motion pictures in America. Founded in 1897, the Vitagr ... More

Keywords: Vitagraph, American Movie, Brooklyn, Hollywood, early film, silent, cinema, pioneer, filmmaker, studio, production company

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Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780813181196
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813181196.001.0001


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Andrew A. Erish, author

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