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Col. William N. Selig, the Man Who Invented Hollywood
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Refuting virtually every previous account of the founding and development of the American motion picture industry, this entertaining biography pays tribute to a pioneer whose many innovations helped to create Hollywood as we know it today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. ix-xii
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  1. Introduction: The Forgotten Pioneer
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. 1. The Birth of a Motion Picture Company
  2. pp. 5-30
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  1. 2. Making Westerns in the West
  2. pp. 31-56
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  1. 3. The Creation of the Movie Cowboy
  2. pp. 57-76
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  1. 4. Selig in Eden: The Genesis of Movies in Los Angeles
  2. pp. 77-100
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  1. 5. Selig’s Cinematic Jungles and Zoo
  2. pp. 101-131
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  1. 6. Leading the World
  2. pp. 132-146
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  1. 7. Actualities, Expeditions, and Newsreels
  2. pp. 147-162
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  1. 8. The Development of the Feature Film
  2. pp. 163-194
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  1. 9. Exiled from Eden
  2. pp. 195-218
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 219-224
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 225-288
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  1. Suggested Reading and Selected Selig Filmography
  2. pp. 289-292
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 293-303
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