When the movies came from Niles

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KPIX documentary film from 1964 about the early film career of Gilbert M. "Bronco Billy" Anderson (b. Max Aronson 1880 d. 1971) and the Essanay Film Company in Niles (California), which produced westerns, comedies and other features between 1912-16. Includes extensive scenes of silent films produced at the studio (including early Charlie Chaplin features), recollections of life on the studio lot in Niles, reflections on Anderson's contribution to the western movie genre and views of him accepting an honorary Oscar for his work in 1958. This film was narrated by Don Brice, Gilbert M. Anderson and Bill Cato and written and produced by Ray Hubbard.

Type of material
documentary film
Duration
52:49
16mm b&w, optical sound film
Rights for this video belong to
CBS5 KPIX-TV
Date aired
1964
Originally aired on
KPIX-TV
Identifier
KPIX 146819
Views
4172

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Min. 2:47 why is the credit for Bronco Billy and not Broncho?? Is the frame from another country?

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