The Golden Whales of California: And Other Rhymes in the American Language

The Golden Whales of California: And Other Rhymes in the American Language

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The Golden Whales of California: And Other Rhymes in the American Language

The Golden Whales of California: And Other Rhymes in the American Language

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A WORD ON CALIFORNIA, PHOTOPLAYS, AND SAINT FRANCIS

In The Art of the Moving Picture, in the chapter on California and America, I said, in part:

"The moving picture captains of industry, like the California gold finders of 1849, making colossal fortunes in two or three years, have the same glorious irresponsibility and occasional need of the sheriff. They are Californians more literally than this. Around Los Angeles the greatest and most characteristic moving picture colonies are built. Each photoplay magazine has its California letter, telling of the putting up of new studios, and the transfer of actors with much slap-you- on-the-back personal gossip.

". . . Every type of the photoplay but the intimate is founded on some phase of the out-of doors. Being thus dependent, the plant can best be set up where there is no winter. Besides this, the Los Angeles region has the sea, the mountains, the desert, and many kinds of grove and field. . . .

"If the photoplay is the consistent utterance of its scenes, if the actors are incarnations of the land they . . .

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