Re: Selig Moving Picture Studio
Date: January 10, 2013 01:58PM
When I was a kid, my Dad always pointed out that tan brick building on Byron with the "S" in a pediment over the entrance and told me it had been Selig Polyscope Studios and that this had been a big time movie studio before Hollywood. A couple of the other old timers in the neighborhood said that there were stables on Western south of Irving Park to house animals and that there was a pool near the corner of Byron and Western where miniature ships would be placed to film sea battles.
But, apparently, Selig also filmed on the streets and neighborhoods, too. Here's a link to a Selig short, "His First Ride" from 1907. There's an angled street in the background in many scenes which may be Clark, Lincoln, or Milwaukee but I have not been able to identify any particular street or neighborhood. You who still live in Chicago may have better fortune IDing the places better than I.
[url=http://archive.org/details/His1stRideSD_show]"His First Ride", Selig 1907[/url]
Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/10/2013 02:15PM by Diogenes9561.