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Hollywood on the Hudson

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Film historian Richard Koszarski and Ron Hutchinson, founder of the Vitaphone Project, an organization devoted to hunting down lost film shorts, talk about “Hollywood on the Hudson,” a festival of silent films and early talkies made in New York City. “Hollywood on the Hudson” is screening films Tuesdays, July 13-August 10, at Film Forum.

Guests:

Ron Hutchinson and Richard Koszarski

Comments [5]

Letitia Rydjeski from Brattleboro, Vermont

Between the politics, egos and agendas of the early years, it seems like the movie business and Hollywood have always been the same. Plus, to think that Fort Lee, NJ was once a center of the film industry!

Jul. 13 2010 03:02 PM
Elizabeth Skrabonja from Orangeburg, NY

Very interesting, where can I get the book?

Jul. 13 2010 01:06 PM
Maria Knight from Hyde Park, N.Y.

Fascinating interview !

Jul. 13 2010 01:01 PM
Ken from Soho

When I grew up in the Bronx in the 1940's, there was a movie studio (closed) a block away, between East 175th and 176th Streets, just north of Crotona Park. I don't kn ow the name of the studio, or whether it's still physically standing. It was used in the early TV series "Car 54, Where Are You?" - the opening shot for the series showed the front of the studio as their police station.

Jul. 13 2010 12:53 PM
Merrill Clark from New York

Yes, the funny Woody Allen driving scene is in "Annie Hall."

Jul. 13 2010 12:53 PM

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