Monday, August 02, 2021

C.B. DeMille’s The Squaw Man (1914) was the First Feature-Length Movie Shot in Hollywood; See It Complete, Free, and Without Commercial Interruption, at WEJB/NSU!

Re-posted by Nicholas Stix

Not only was C.B. DeMille’s (1881-1959) The Squaw Man (1914) one of the world’s first feature-length movie, and the first production of the 1913-founded Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company, which would eventually be renamed Paramount Pictures. The firm was founded by at least five men: Jesse L. Lasky (1880-1958), Samuel Goldfish (later Goldwyn, 1879-1974), Adolph Zukor (1873-1976), William Wadsworth Hodkinson (1881-1971) and Arthur Friend (????-????).

(Along the way, Zukor and Lasky got rid of Hodkinson, Goldwyn, and Friend. They virtually “unpersoned” Friend from history, and would have done the same to Goldwyn and Hodkinson, if they’d been able to. Ruthless men, they were. In fact, men repeatedly stole studios Goldwyn had founded.)

The Federal File

The Squaw Man, 1914, Cecil B. DeMille's classic first film that he ever directed. Based off the 1905 Edwin Milton Royle play of the same name.

In the public domain, as its copyright has expired.

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