“Forgotten Hollywood”- An Overnight Stay in Niles…

Posted on February 10, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`I spent an splendid weekend in Niles, a suburb of Fremont, CA. It lies just south of Oakland. And it is home to the iconic Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum.  This is the site of a former movie studio that made a star of Broncho Billy Anderson, and gave Charlie Chaplin the chance to develop his tramp character. Pictures taken by my dear friend Cheryl Pater tell the story:






“`We were treated to two reelers and a feature motion picture that starred Rudolph Valentino, Will Rogers,  Harold Lloyd, Charley Chase,  Laurel and Hardy, Snub Pollard,  Thelma Todd, and Our Gang.  Prior to the screenings, several cinematic historians (including yours truly) offered insightful introduction and commentary.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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