Moving Pictures of Yore
Moving Pictures of Yore
Posted by: Bruce ()
Date: September 28, 2009 07:29PM

I need some help. Is anyone here into the old Chicago movie industry? I know that there were western films shout out along the canal route in the towns of Mount Forest and Summit. I cannot say for sure whether this was done by Essany or Selig, or one of the less known movie houses. Every one of the film archive sites I write tell me they never heard of this, and ask me where I got my information from. Oral history is one, but they also reported filming in local newspapers, but the sources I found never mentioned who. Anyone?


Re: Moving Pictures of Yore
Posted by: laurtchka ()
Date: January 21, 2010 12:55AM

try this book: [u]Hollywood on Lake Michigan: 100 Years of Chicago & the Movies[/u] by Arnie Bernstein. Maybe the answer is in there.
Selig had the zoo on Western Ave. but it could have been either Essanay or Selig because both did westerns, and did shooting in neighborhoods too.

Re: Moving Pictures of Yore
Date: February 05, 2016 05:54PM


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