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by Rodney Norman Bardin II

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Author:
Rodney Norman Bardin II
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978-0786404964
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0786404965
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McFarland Publishing; 1999, 1st edition edition (January 1, 1999)
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Most of Balboa’s films have been lost, and little has until now been written about the studio. The closing of the studio effectively ended Long Beach’s runs as a major film location and left many wondering about the true reasons behind Horkheimer’s decision.

Most of Balboa’s films have been lost, and little has until now been written about the studio. This book first explores the history of filmmaking in Long Beach and then fully details the story of Balboa. Most of Balboa’s films have been lost, and little has until now been written about the studio.

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This book first explores the history of filmmaking in Long Beach and then fully details the story of Balboa.

From 1913 through 1918, Long Beach, California, was home to the largest independent film company in the world, the largely forgotten Balboa Studio. From 1913 through 1918, Long Beach, California, was home to the largest independent film company in the world, the largely forgotten Balboa Studio.

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With another numerous films, Spellbound appropriated the medical, legal and literary tales of hypnotic crime. Jura, Jean-Jacques; Bardin II, Rodney Norman (13 August 2015). Balboa Films: A History and Filmography of the Silent Film Studio. The Salt Lake Tribune claimed that the fantastic story did not preclude at least one nod to reality.

by Rodney Norman Bardin I. For any serious classic film fan, or even the casual film fan, this series of books focusing on each of the major studios.

Comprehensive history of a little known studio" - by Bruce Calvert (Dallas, TX USA). This book delves into the little-known history of the Balboa Film studio in Long Beach California. The Balboa studio gave Hollywood, California a run for its money in the 'teens. For any serious classic film fan, or even the casual film fan, this series of books focusing on each of the major studios is invaluable, both as a reference, and for sheer enjoyment. This one was missing from my library, an omission I managed to live with for so long only because I had The Films of Alan Ladd.

A History and Filmography of the Silent Film Studio. by Jean-Jacques Jura Author · Rodney Norman Bardin II Author.

en) Balboa Films: A History and Filmography of the Silent Film Studio, Jean-Jacques Jura et Rodney Norman Bardin II, Éd. McFarland & Company (1999), (ISBN 978-0786404964). Extrait d'un manuscrit non publié cité dans (en)Unfinished Story of Balboa. Données issues du site (en)Balboa Features Films, consulté le 2 juillet 2012. Portail du cinéma américain.

Balboa Films: A History and Filmography of the Silent Film Studio by Jean-Jacques Jura and Rodney Norman Bardin (1999) ISBN 0786-40496-5. Mollie McConnell at the Internet Movie Database. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.

Between 1913 and 1918, Balboa soared as the most productive independent studio in the world, and its enormous success in studio management, along with its innovations in photography, publicity, and world-wide distribution, contributed significantly to California's eventual supremacy as the film capital of the world. Many illustrious names were also associated with Long Beach's pioneering film plant, including Jack London, William Fox, Fatty Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Ruth Roland, Jackie Saunders, Lillian Lorraine, Baby Marie Osborne, Henry King, William Desmond Taylor, to name but a few. Balboa produced such silent hits as St. Elmo, and a good number of popular serials, such as The Red Circle and the Little Mary Sunshine series with child star, Baby Marie, the socially-conscious and daring serial Who Pays?, starring Ruth Roland and Henry King, followed by the serial The Neglected Wife, and Paramount's first serial ever released, Who Is 'Number One'?, starring Kathleen Clifford.
  • This book delves into the little-known history of the Balboa Film studio in Long Beach California. The Balboa studio gave Hollywood, California a run for its money in the 'teens. Hundreds of short dramas, westerns, serials, and features were shot there. Unfortunately, the studio was still expanding when a movie industry slowdown hit in 1918 due to World War I and the influenza epidemic. It was soon out of business, and was torn down in the mid-1920s when the oil business took over Long Beach.
    This book is very well researched, and it has a very detailed filmography of the studio at the end. Several of the major stars of the era are profiled.
    The book does have a couple of flaws though. Sometimes the authors reprint press agent puffery that makes the studio and the stars seem more important than they really were. Also, the authors relied on the book THE DEED OF DEATH for information on director William Desmond Taylor's murder. Subsequent research has revealed that DEED OF DEATH has several important facts about Taylor and the murder wrong.
    Still, I would highly recommend this book to anyone interested in silent film history or Long Beach, California history.

  • I have read "Reel 4" twice, and I read it again last night. I must say that I am filled with awe at the amount of work you have put into your research.
    One of the things that I found most interesting was the background of the stars at Balboa. Being such a small child I really did not know them. Now, after all these years, I feel I do, to a certain extent. You are gifted writers with a wonderful style of writing, so easy and natural--you make your readers "real page turners, eager to know what is coming next."
    I enjoyed very much the sections on Baby Marie; you were so indulgent with me.

  • This reader was frankly a bit disappointed by "Balboa Films." Yes, all the infomation is there but is is a tough task to separate the actual history of the little company from the hyperbole. The authors have for some reason bought into the era's flowery press agentry and their Balboa Amusement Producing Company is on several pages compared to the later M-G-M in importance. Still and all, any book on the early film industry -- especially local film-making away from Hollywood -- is greatly appreciated. Despite its flaws, "Balboa Films" is recommended reading.

  • I have this book, and found it fascinating. It is very well illustrated, and brings out of obscurity many important stars and directors, and provides significant info on Baby Marie Osborne, who is 87 and living in California. Thumbs up, highly recommended!

  • This book is a most definate "MUST" for anyone who has ever seen a movie. It tells of when and where it all began. What a great book of history. A complete job and well done. My thanks to Mr. Jacques and Mr. Bardin.

  • I am not in the film industry, however,this book opens up new vistas of information to those of us who are interested in history! It is easy to understand and makes me want to read more. I almost feel like I am back in the era of silent films. This book would make a great gift for someone who is hooked on film making. The beginning is a good place to start!