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MOVIE HISTORY


1910-1919

    1910
  • Star system is established when by Carl Laemmle of Imp pictures when he hires Florence Lawrence for $1000 a week, then plants a story that she has been killed by a streetcar, only to bring her back to the screen to tremendous fanfare.
  • Denmark movies make a splash because they offer sex in The White Slave Trade.
  • Griffith and his company begins working in Los Angeles during the winters of New York. Most film activity shifts here within the next few years

    1911
  • Mack Sennett's first Keystone comedy produced

    1912
  • Warner brothers begin producing films. Fox company formed

    1913
  • Universal Studios is created by Carl Laemmle
  • Italian epics Quo Vadis? and Cabiria suggest value of feature-length films

    1914
  • Hollywood is born when Jesse Lasky rents a barn in L.A. to film Squaw Man.
  • The most popular film of the year, Tillie's Punctured Romance, stars Marie Dressler and Charlie Chaplin.

    1915
  • The epic film The Birth of a Nation is presented by D.W. Griffith
  • The Fox Film Corporation is formed by William Fox.
  • Douglas Fairbanks stars in his first film.

    1916
  • Griffith's Intolerance

    1917

    1918

    1919
  • United Artists studio is formed by Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W.Griffith and Charlie Chaplin
  • Griffith's Broken Blossoms starts the trend of using sets instead of location shooting.
  • Tri-Ergon sound-on-film system patented in Germany
  • Wiene's Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


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