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Nestor Film Company
 
Type of Company Production company
Country of Origination United States of America
Years of Operation Formed late 1909 through circa June 1917
Company Principals David Horsley
William Horsley
(W.G. Gilmore was also associated with the company)
Company Offices New Jersey (circa 1912)
later Hollywood, California
Company Studios Sunset Boulevard at Gower Street in Hollywood, California

Nestor Film Company was the West Coast production unit of the Centaur Film Company, and established the first permanent film studio in Hollywood, California, on the current site of the CBS Television studios. Early productions were distributed by A.G. Whyte in New York, New York. The company was controlled and distributed by The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, beginning in June 1912, and Nestor became a Universal brand name in January 1916.

References: Brownlow-Parade pp. 31, 32, 226; Robinson-Palace pp. 113, 116.

 
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