Charlie Chaplin in "The Tramp"

San Francisco Bay Area’s Filmmaking History And How It Helped Beat Thomas Edison’s Monopoly Over Motion Pictures

San Francisco bay area has a rich history of filmmaking going back to the late 19th when Eadweard Muybridge demonstrated the moving picture of a horse to Leland Stanford, founder of Stanford University. In the early 20th the bay area was home to the Silent Film industry and Niles Canyon near Fremont was home to Essanay… Continue Reading