Sunday, August 25, 2019

The Sign-Post of Supremacy -- August 25, 2019

Moving Picture World, 02-August-1919

United Artists was getting ready for its first release on 01-September-1919.  Douglas Fairbanks was the only one of the Big Four who was ready to produce movies for the company to distribute.

Moving Picture World, 09-August-1919
The first UA movie would be His Majesty, the American, starring Douglas Fairbanks.  Note that the San Francisco Distributing Depot was at 100 Golden Gate Avenue.  Golden Gate was the center of movie activity in the city for many years.  When I shot black and white super-8 movies, I took them to a lab on Golden Gate for developing.

Moving Picture World, 16-August-1919
"Longer runs are being booked on this picture than on any production heretofore released."

Moving Picture World, 16-August-1919
"Fairbanks will have to his credit the biggest film of his career."

Moving Picture World, 23-August-1919
"The dawn of a new epoch in the making of motion pictures..."

Moving Picture World, 30-August-1919
Eight reels was fairly long for a 1919 movie.

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