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Peerless Pictures Studios

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Not to be confused was Sam Efrus' Peerless Pictures Corporation of the 1930s

Peerless Pictures, originally Peerless Features,[1] was an early film studio in the United States.[2] Jules Brulatour was a co-founder.[3] The Peerless studio was built in 1914 on Linwood Avenue in Fort Lee, New Jersey. The company was merged along with a couple of other early studios into World Pictures.[4]

History

The firm was founded by Brulatour and Eclair president Charles Jourjon as Peerless Features.[5]

Clara Kimball Young left Vitagraph to join Peerless.[6]

At one point the studio publicized plans to develop Starin's Glen Island but the land purchase was never completed.

The studio buildings burned down on November 23, 1958.[7] A historical marker commemorates the location in Fort Lee, New Jersey where the World Pictures / Peerless studio on Lewis Street was located.[8]

Partial filmography

References

  1. ^ Bigham, Randy Bryan (April 11, 2014). "Finding Dorothy: A Biography of Dorothy Gibson". Lulu.com.
  2. ^ Koszarski, Richard (January 30, 2004). "Fort Lee: The Film Town". Indiana University Press.
  3. ^ Billboard, April 6, 1912, p. 15; Motography, December 5, 1914, p. 766.
  4. ^ "Fort Lee: Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry". Arcadia Publishing. April 4, 2006 – via Google Books.
  5. ^ Bigham, Randy Bryan (April 11, 2014). "Finding Dorothy: A Biography of Dorothy Gibson". Lulu.com.
  6. ^ Barton, Ruth (October 3, 2014). "Rex Ingram: Visionary Director of the Silent Screen". University Press of Kentucky.
  7. ^ "World-Peerless". Variety. November 26, 1958. p. 20. Retrieved June 9, 2019 – via Archive.org.
  8. ^ "World/Peerless & Metropolitan Studios Historical Marker". www.hmdb.org.
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