Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: History

Rocky Mountain Legacy Series (cc)

The Rocky Mountains are a symbol of America's strength; a tremendous and broad mountain range filled with peaks and valleys - and history. Using the Rockies as its backdrop, this series of documentaries presents us with incredible stories that come out of America's westward expansion, including histories of characters, Click for more

Hollywood of the Rockies (cc)

Hollywood of the Rockies (cc)

"Recommended. Rocky Mountain 'flickers' set the pattern for future Westerns, led to the discovery of stars like Tom Mix and 'Bronco Billy' Anderson, and laid the foundation for the modern art of filmmaking." -Library Journal
Hundreds of films were shot in the Rocky Mountains between 1897 and 1914, of which, only a few survive. Using rare archival photos and films, this program presents a tapestry of the birth of the American film industry as it struggled through its pre-Hollywood years. Highlights include clips from: Festival of Mountain and Plain (1897), The Great Train Robbery (1903), The Hold-up of the Leadville Stage (1904), Pirate of the Plains (1914) and films by Thomas Edison, the Lumière Brothers, and George Méliés, who produced A Trip to the Moon (1902). We are introduced to Colonel William Sellig, who built his own projector, the Sellig Polyscope, and brought the movies to the Rockies; photojournalist Harry Buckwalter, who made a series of films with Sellig, such as A Lynching at Cripple Creek (1904); and Bronco Billy Anderson, best known as the first star of the Western film genre. 01/08DE/CC Closed-Captioned IJSCA 30 min.

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