Movies, Moguls, Monkeys and Murder Too!

This second screening of early motion pictures shot in Los Angeles from 1909–1914 will highlight the Selig studio and its pioneer filmmakers that quickly made filmmaking in Los Angeles such a boom industry. 

After shooting some location footage at a Los Angeles-area beach to insert into an otherwise stagebound version of “Monte Cristo” (1908), producer William Selig and director Francis Boggs realized the potential of filming in Los Angeles and opened the first permanent film studio in the Los Angeles suburb of Edendale in 1909. Our Selig film journey will begin with a “western” shot in Chicago, “The Cowboy Millionaire” (1909); and continue with “A Frontier Girl’s Courage” (1911) starring Hobart Bosworth, one of the earliest Broadway stars to cross over to film; the only surviving chapter of what is commonly credited as the first serial, “The Adventures of Kathlyn” (1913); and “Thor, Lord of the Jungle” (1913), an early three-reeler.

Join us for this unique evening of archival prints from the Nederlands Filmmuseum featuring the earliest surviving glimpses of Los Angeles as a film location, and take a last opportunity to visit the Los Angeles Motion Picture Studio Centennial Exhibition, which closes Saturday, August 29.

Event Information

Sunday, August 23, at 7 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Linwood Dunn Theater
1313 Vine Street
Hollywood, CA 90028

Directions, Parking & Theater Policies

All seating is unreserved.
Contact Info
(310) 247-3600
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