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Pallas Pictures

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Pallas Pictures was a film studio in the U.S. headed by Frank A. Garbutt. In 1913 the film production company Bosworth Incorporated was founded to release film adaptations of Jack London's stories.[1] Hobart Bosworth was President of the company but as Jack London wrote, "Mr. Garbutt has absolute charge of the entire business of Bosworth, Inc."[2] The company rented studio space until September 1914 when Bosworth Inc. constructed its own studio at 211 N. Occidental Blvd., Los Angeles.[3] When Hobart Bosworth left in 1915 Garbutt assumed full control of Bosworth Inc.[4] Several months later the company was renamed Pallas Pictures,[5] with Melodile Garbutt (Frank A. Garbutt's daughter) listed as president of Pallas Pictures. The Pallas logo was a capital "P" with an owl on a branch.

Pallas and the Oliver Morosco Photoplay Company were associated and produced films at the same studio, with completed films distributed and advertised by Paramount Pictures. In 1916 Pallas and Morosco became part of Famous Players-Lasky,[6][7] with Frank A. Garbutt representing both Pallas and Morosco during the FP-L merger negotiations.[8] The Pallas brand was discontinued early in 1918.

Charles Eyton was manager of the Pallas-Morosco studio.[9] Directors for Pallas included William Desmond Taylor, Frank Lloyd, Donald Crisp, and Julia Crawford Ivers; Ivers also wrote over a dozen scenarios used for Pallas productions. Leading Pallas actors included Lenore Ulrich, Dustin Farnum, Vivian Martin, and George Beban. Pete Smith was a publicist for Pallas-Morosco.



  1. ^ Birchard, Robert S. (December 1, 2009). Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813138299 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ London, Jack (December 1, 2009). The Letters of Jack London, Volume Three: 1913-191. Stanford University Press. ISBN 9780804712279 – via Internet Archive.
  3. ^ "Bosworth's New Studio Modern Throughout", Motion Picture News, New York, NY, 10 (12): 36, September 26, 1914
  4. ^ Price, Guy (March 13, 1915), "Bosworth Resigns, Goes to Universal", Los Angeles Evening Herald, Los Angeles, CA, XLI (114), p. 13
  5. ^ Long, Bruce (January 28, 1991). William Desmond Taylor: A Dossier. Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 9780810841710 – via Google Books.
  6. ^ "Motography". March 19, 1916 – via Google Books.
  7. ^ "Los Angeles Film Brevities", The Moving Picture World, New York, NY, 30 (4): 558, October 28, 1916
  8. ^ Birchard, Robert S. (December 1, 2009). Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 9780813138299 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ "Kathlyn Williams and Charles F. Eyton Married on Coast", Motion Picture News, New York, NY, 13 (25): 3909, June 24, 1916

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