Saturday, April 7, 2018

5000 Theaters Play Broncho Billy -- April 7, 2018

Moving Picture World, 06-April-1918
Gilbert M Anderson, Broncho Billy, was the first western star. With George K Spoor, he had founded Essanay (S and A). In 1918, Essanay began rereleasing his one-reel westerns.

Moving Picture World, 06-April-1918
"The Broncho Billy dramas ... are reported to be doing an unprecedented business.  Already there has been a call for more prints."

The Snakeville Comedies mentioned above were produced at the same time and in the same locations, often around Niles, California.  They starred Augustus Carney as Alkali Ike, Harry Todd as Mustang Pete and Margaret Joslin as Sophie Clutts.

Moving Picture World, 20-April-1918
 There's that word "revivified" again.  "...they stack up splendidly with present-day stuff..."

Moving Picture World, 27-April-1918
George Kleine System distributed the movies.

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