When the movies came from Niles
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.
Tags: bill cato, bronco billy, charlie chaplin, dick williams, don brice, essanay film company, gilbert m. anderson, kpix 146819, max aronson, movie studios, niles, oscars, ray hubbard, richard scott, the great train robbery, westerns
Added to Bay Area Television Archive on September 22, 2011.
- Type of material: documentary film
- Duration: 52:49
- Rights for this video belong to: CBS5 KPIX-TV
- Recording medium: 16mm b&w, optical sound film
- Date aired: 1964
- Originally aired on: KPIX-TV