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The Star Film Ranch: Texas' First Picture Show

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In the first decade of the twentieth century, the American motion picture industry was concentrated in Chicago and on the East Coast. Determined to make the most authentic Western pictures possible, the Melies Star Film Company of Manhattan made the decision to move its entire production company to Texas.Film historian Frank Thompson has compiled an entertaining look at fi ...more
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Jun 06, 2018 rated it liked it
Interesting book on silent films as birthed in the State of texas with The Star Film Ranch, in San Antonio TS in 1910-11.
Sep 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
An admittedly obscure topic--only the Texas-made films of Georges Melies's brother, Gaston, but Frank's done a terrific job of teling the story of the G. Melies company, in the early days of the movies.
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