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Vitagraph Studio in Brooklyn

Avenue M - Movie Capital of the World?

   
Vitagraph Studios smokestack     A remnant of the earliest days of film making still stands in Midwood Brooklyn. The large smokestack with the words VITAGRAPH Co. emblazoned on it, still stands tall in what was once farmland on E. 14th. Street.
From about 1907 until 1925 silent movies were produced at the Vitagraph studios, and later after being acquired by Warner Brothers, talkie movies were produced there.
 
Hey Pop
Hey Pop
Buzzin' Around
Buzzin' Around
 

 

 

One of the interesting aspects of several of these films, was the fact that some of the actual filming was done right on the local neighborhood streets. Two films that made use of Avenue M as a location were the 1932 "Hey Pop" starring Roscoe (Fatty) Arbuckle and the 1933 Buzzin' Around, starring Fatty Arbuckle and Al St. John.
 

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