Between 1910 and 1921, the American Film Company was one of the fledgling movie industry’s most successful studios, with production facilities in Santa Barbara and business offices in Chicago. Nicknamed for its distinctive winged “A” logo, the “Flying A” produced nearly 1,200 films, starring such favorites of the day as Mary Miles Minter, J. Warren Kerrigan, Wallace Reid, and King Baggot. The comp...
Paperback: 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (July 2, 2007)
Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 9.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1855880
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This book is filled with beautiful photos of silent film studios, performers, and production personnel. Author Robert Birchard chronicles the forgotten story of the "Flying A" studio in Santa Barbara, California. Any silent film fan will absolutely...
r patriotic motto invited patrons to “See Americans first.” The studio’s films also documented the picturesque and developing Pacific seaside community of Santa Barbara and served as a training ground for some of Hollywood’s greatest directors, including Allan Dwan, Henry King, Victor Fleming, Frank Borzage, George Marshall, William Desmond Taylor, and Marshall Neilan.