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SP 471 American Film History Week 3

SP 471 American Film History Week 3

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Published by: Eileen White on Sep 21, 2009
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The 1920's
Rudolph Valentino, Theda Bara, Roscoe ‘Fatty’ Arbuckle
The 1920's
The Motion PicturePatents CompanyTrust, 1908-1915
 –Edison joined withBiograph, Vitagraph,Essanay, Kalem, SeligPolyscope, Lubin, Star Film, Pathe Freres &Kleine Optical –Exploited patents, fixedprices, restrict foreignfilm distribution, regulateproduction, licensing &distribution as well as theflow of film stock fromEastman Kodak
The 1920's
The Motion PicturePatents Company Trust
 –Vertical and horizontalmonopoly –Kodak did not have ashare of the profits &began to sell film stock toothers, namely theMotion PictureDistributing & SalesCompany –Latham Loop patent wasoverturned in court

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