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American Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated
 
Type of Company Production company
Country of Origination United States of America
Years of Operation Formed October 1910
Active 1910 through 1915
Company Principals Samuel S. Hutchinson, president
John R. Freuler, secretary and treasurer
Harry E. Aitken
Charles J. Hite
A.M. Kennedy, general manager (circa 1910)
R.R. Nehls, general manager
Charles Ziebarth, technical manager
G.P. Hamilton, superintendent, factory and studio (circa 1910)
A.L. Thompson, California studio manager
Company Offices 6227-6235 Broadway Street, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Company Studios San Juan Capristrano, California, USA (through June 1912)
Santa Barbara, California, USA (June 1912 through 1915)

American Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, was formed by exchange owners who could no longer obtain films for rental and distribution. The Chicago company was initially staffed by managers and personnel from the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company. The company became American Film Company, Incorporated, in 1915.

Beauty Comedies was a brand name for the company’s series of short comedy films initiated in 1914. In 1915, Vogue Comedies became another short comedy brand name for the company.

References: Brownlow-Parade p. 97; Miller-Comedies p. 11 : MovPicWorld-19120106 p. 11.

 
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