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Friday, August 5, 2011

Remembering a Motion Picture Pioneer (Podcast 63)

In Podcast 63 we remember Allan Dwan, pioneer motion picture director who worked for the American Film Mfg. Company, also know as the "Flying A" Studio. Mr. Dwan directed films in the La Mesa area of San Diego in the 1911-12 era. Wade Douglas, local film historian, tells us about those years when the Flying A Studio was in operation, and the work that Allan Dwan did there, and later in a long career in Hollywood. The opening of the Flying A studio in La Mesa, preceded the opening of the first Hollywood film studio by two months. On August 12, 2011, a commemorative plaque (pictured above) will be installed on the original building that Flying A was located in. Listen in for all the details!


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