Academy to celebrate century of filmmaking in Hollywood

May 18th, 2009 - 7:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Los Angeles, May 18 (IANS) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will celebrate 100 years of establishment of the first permanent film studio in Los Angeles with a screening event Wednesday.
The event “Movies! Moguls! Monkeys! and Murder!” will showcase early motion pictures filmed between 1909 and 1914 and will also kick start a three-month exhibition that will include rare photographs, original correspondence, vintage camera equipment and other artefacts relating to the first film studio, said a press release.

Producer William Selig and director Francis Boggs realised the Los Angeles’ film-making potential after shooting some location footage at an area beach to insert into an otherwise stage-bound “Monte Cristo” (1908).

They opened the first permanent film studio in the suburb of Edendale in 1909.

The event will be held at Linwood Dunn Theatre which is located at 1313 Vine Street in Hollywood.

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