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7 edition of Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company found in the catalog.

Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company

by David Kiehn

  • 195 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Farwell Books in Berkeley, Calif .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Anderson, Gilbert M., 1882-1971.,
    • Essanay Film Manufacturing Co. -- History.,
    • Western films -- United States -- History and criticism.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDavid Kiehn.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPN1999.E84 K54 2003
      The Physical Object
      Pagination436 p. :
      Number of Pages436
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3694566M
      ISBN 100972922652
      LC Control Number2003091440
      OCLC/WorldCa52691740

        Kiehn is also the author of the book B roncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company, which I am now halfway through, and which has improved my understanding immensely. And in , he directed a two reel silent film, on authentic period equipment, using only period techniques. It is called Broncho Billy and the Bandit’s Secret. The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company was a motion picture studio founded on Aug in the neighborhood of Uptown, Chicago, IL by George K. Spoor and Broncho Billy Anderson under the name Essanay ("S and A"). cite book | last = Grossman | first = James R. | authorlink = James R. Grossman | title = The Encyclopedia of Chicago | publisher = University of Chicago Press | date = .

        David Kiehn's page-turner of a history book, Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company, indicates that part of the story took as inspiration a real-life injury that would haunt Anderson well into his retirement. That book's short synopsis of the plot is as follows: "Billy, an outlaw on trial, escapes from court, but is caught after he saves. BRONCHO BILLYS FATAL JOKE G. M. Anderson Silent An Essanay Film Movies Preview These are historical films as G. M. Broncho Billy Anderson was the first American screen star Addeddate Identifier onSilentAnEssanayFilm Scanner.

      The very first film with Gilbert M. Anderson as Broncho Billy was called Broncho Billy’s Redemption, Here’s the synopsis from David Kiehn’s Broncho Billy and the Essany Film Company: Redemption comes to Broncho Billy, a cattle rustler, when he discovers a young woman and her father unconscious from illness out in the prairie. It was built by Broncho Billy Anderson. For details about this venture, see David Kiehn’s excellent book, “Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company”. In , Anderson found himself in a financial squeeze and turned the management of the theater over to Ackerman and Harris, who renamed it the Hippodrome Theatre, and it re-opened as such.


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Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company by David Kiehn Download PDF EPUB FB2

David Kiehn's great book focuses on Essanay and the history of the studio, as well as short biographies of the founders. Very readable, the best way to describe the book is to say it is equal to any of Kevin Brownlow's silent film histories. I found this book through the "Treasures 5 - The West" DVD set (which includes a Broncho Billy film)/5(13).

This will probably be the definitive book on Gilbert M. (Broncho Billy) Anderson's time with Essanay Film Company, particularly the time spent in Niles, CA.

Impeccably researched, this fun and informative book will take you back to the early days of the 20th century, when filmmakers were still pretty much making it /5.

Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Before Clint Eastwood, before John Wayne, /5.

Buy Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company by Kiehn, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(8). Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc History Western films: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Kiehn, David.

Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company. Recommended Reading "Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company" by David Kiehn (Farwell Books,pages, photographs) "What a delight. This book is fun reading from beginning to end. David Kiehn is film historian for the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum, and his research and wealth of information is amazing.

Three weeks ago, the Niles (Calif.) Essanay Silent Film Museum's annual Broncho Billy festival corralled dozens of Essanay silents and displayed them properly, in a. The Essanay Film Manufacturing Company was an American motion picture studio was founded in and based in Chicago, and later had an additional film lot in Niles Canyon, is best known today for its series of Charlie Chaplin comedies of In the s, after it merged with other studios, it was absorbed into Warner Bros.

[citation needed. His book, "Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company" will be published in Arkansas Educational Television Network, Broncho Billy: The First Reel Screen Cowboy, Link to: Diane MacIntyre article from "The Silents Majority," Broncho Billy Anderson () was an American actor, writer, director, and producer, who is best-known as the first star of the Western film genre.

He directed and starred in almost Broncho Billy films over a seven year period. He was born Max H. Aronson to a Jewish family in Little Rock, on: Broadway St, Sheridan,WY. A historian at the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum in Fremont, he's identified several lost films and assembled the long-forgotten history of a silent film star in his book, "Broncho Billy Author: Edward Guthmann.

His book Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company is a delicious blend of film history, local history and biography, and not just chock full of information, but entertainingly written (a rarity). In my case, it’ll also be a reference book, for obvious reasons.

Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company By David Kiehn Before Clint Eastwood, Before John Wayne, before Gary Cooper, William S. Hart and Tom Mix, there was Gilbert M. The name Essanay has Chicago roots; it was a company co-owned by film distributor George Spoor and actor-director Gilbert M.

“Broncho Billy” Anderson. Take the. Cast: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Marguerite Clayton, Brinsley Shaw, Eugenia Clinchard, Evelyn Selbie. This film is from the Jean Desmet Collection at EYE. In he and George K. Spoor founded Essanay Film Manufacturing Co., destined to be one of the predominant early film studios.

Anderson gained enormous popularity in hundreds of Western shorts, playing the first real cowboy hero, "Broncho Billy.". Anderson, known to film-land as “Broncho Billy,” severed connections with the Essanay Company, of which he was secretary, sold his stock in the concern and gone East.

Anderson, who had been with the company since its organization inwas in charge of the. Books about Silent Movies All Broncho Billy and the Essanay Film Company by. David Kiehn. avg rating — 18 ratings.

score:and 1 person voted Incorrect Book The list contains an incorrect book (please specify the title of the book). Details *. Essanay Studios was one of the United States’ foremost film studios for just under a decade, even producing the famous Charlie Chaplin film, The Tramp.

Essanay Studios was founded in by. Director: Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson | Production Country: United States | Year: | Production Company: Essanay Film Manufacturing (United States) | FLM |.

Film set for a silent western featuring Gilbert M. Anderson, known as Broncho Billy, at Essanay Film Studios in Chicago circa "Flickering Empire," a new book Author: Donald Liebenson.Directed by David Kiehn.

With Baby Peggy, Bruce Cates, Joel Crowley, Bob Cuneo. One hundred years ago Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, the first cowboy movie star, was making westerns for the Essanay Film Company in Niles Canyon. He and his company made over films from tofilms that were seen around the world.

Niles, now part of the city of Fremont, still has the feel of.Essanay’s position in the film industry had been earned by the Broncho Billy westerns and the Alkali Ike, Snakeville, and George Ade Fables comedies.

No doubt Essanay’s expectation was that Chaplin would provide another successful, if predictable, product.