The First Hollywood

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-07-28
  • Publisher: Univ Pr of Florida
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Jacksonville, Florida, was the king of the infant film industry. Devastated by fire in 1901, rebuilt in a wide variety of architectural styles, sharing the same geographic and meteorological DNA as southern California, the city was an ideal location for northern film production companies looking to relocate.

Author Biography

Shawn C. Bean has twice been named Writer of the Year by the Florida Magazine Association. He is a former music and theater reviewer for the Miami New Times and current contributor to Florida Travel & Life and Miami.

Table of Contents

New Year's Day, twentieth centuryp. 5
A city burnsp. 19
Kalem comes to townp. 32
Meanwhile, on the West Coastp. 50
A film town is bornp. 62
The boom goes boomp. 91
Reel peoplep. 106
The industry moves onp. 123
Jacksonville : act threep. 145
Film listingp. 161
Notesp. 169
Bibliographyp. 181
Indexp. 187
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