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January 20, 2022
11:30 AM

This is a Zoom meeting, please use the link to register. If you have any problems registering, please contact Donna Grier at or call (925) 837-3750. 

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The Movie Industry in Fremont CA

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Join Rena Kiehn and David Kiehn from the Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum to hear all about the time when major movies were produced right in out backyard. In addition, learn about the interesting and unique museum that is located in Niles celebrating silent movies and the stars who made them.

Hear about the time from 1913 to 1920 when this area was a hot spot for producers of silent films. Essanay Studios built a western production studio in Niles to take advantage of the areas beauty and good weather. The studio bought multitudes of actors, directors and stage crews to staff their westerns, romances and comedies. Charlie Chaplin's famous movie The Tramp was filmed there in 1915.

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