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Brooklyn's Vitagraph Studios: an author talk with Trav S.D., Wednesday, September 25th, 7pm

Sep 13, 2013 11:52 AM | 1 comment

The Brooklyn Collection will kick off its fall season of lectures with a look at Brooklyn's contribution to film history.  In the early years of cinema, Brooklyn (Midwood, to be specific) was one of America’s great film production centers thanks to the early establishment there of Vitagraph Studios by J. Stuart Blackton in 1907.

Above, a 1913 image of a fashion shoot at Vitagraph Studios.

Brooklyn writer Trav S.D. (Travis Stewart), author of the new book Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, will talk about the central role the studio played in the early industry in the early decades of the twentieth century, aided by historic photographs and film clips like the one below.

A wine and cheese reception, as well as distribution of tickets, is at 6:30 p.m. The Brooklyn Collection is located on the 2nd floor balcony of the Central Library at Grand Army Plaza. Seating is limited to 40.



9/25/2013 9:35:17 PM #

I thoroughly enjoyed your talk tonight.  
It was not only very enjoyable but wonderfully informative.   I hope to hear you soon and looking forward to reading both of your books.   Thanks for a great evening.   Denise Sheldon

Denise Sheldon