Directors/Producers

Robert G. Vignola – photos and quotes

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Richard G. Vignola

“There isn’t another location in the world so consistently suited for producing motion pictures as Los Angeles. Being a director, I can speak from the director’s point of view. The light and the clearness of the atmosphere cannot be beaten anywhere. These make for fine photography which is a most necessary element of motion pictures. […]

Directors/Producers

Horace G. Plimpton

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Horace G Plimpton

“I do not believe the great vogue of the stage star on the screen is going to last. I have never encouraged it at the Edison plant; in fact, I have been against it. I believe the players who are trained in picture work can better portray a given character than one comes to it […]

Character Actors

Ned Finley – photos and quotes

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Ned Finley

“You know, most anybody can be nice, but you’ve got some work ahead of you to make everybody in the audience honestly hate you. The villains generally have the best acting parts in the story. They make the situations for the hero-boys, and make them stand out. If you want to see a leading man lose […]

Directors/Producers

Elsie Jane Wilson – photos and quotes

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Elsie Jane Wilson

“Is directing a man’s work? – I shall say it is!….Oh, my dear, you can’t imagine the money I’ve spent this summer on freckle cream!” — Elsie Jane Wilson Source: Frances Denton (1918)   “I appeared in the famous English Christmas Pantomimes every year…All of which was the best possible training for the pictures…Mr. Julian […]

Directors/Producers

Ida May Park – photos and quotes

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Ida May Park Dorothy Phillips

“It was because directing seemed so utterly unsuited to a woman, that I refused the first company offered me. I don’t know why I looked at it in that way, either. A woman can bring to this work splendid enthusiasm and imagination; a natural love of detail and an intuitive knowledge of character. All of […]