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Niles Canyon in the Early Days of the Silents


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Living in the San Francisco Bay Area, I seem to recall hearing that Niles Canyon was a location for some of the earliest silent films. Were there any Slap Stick movies made in the Niles Canyon location. What were  they.

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Yes through the Essenay film company Charlie Chaplin filmed four films at the Niles studio. Broncho Billy films were filmed there and lots of comedys were filmed there. You should go visit the Niles Silent Film Museum they have weekend showings of silent and sound pictures with a Chaplin & Broncho Billy festivals yearly! :)

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Yes through the Essenay film company Charlie Chaplin filmed four films at the Niles studio. Broncho Billy films were filmed there and lots of comedys were filmed there. You should go visit the Niles Silent Film Museum they have weekend showings of silent and sound pictures with a Chaplin & Broncho Billy festivals yearly! :)

I just watched "The Birth of the Tramp" and got the story on Niles Canyon. Chaplin worked for S & A in 1915, first half in Chicago and then at Niles Canyon (Chaplin didn't like the cold of Chicago). "The Tramp" was made there. Not related to Niles Canyon, an interesting tidbit, Stanley Laurel and Charles Chaplin came over to the US together from England in 1910 for an USA tour.

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