Essanay Studios

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Plan To Restore Essanay Silent Film Studio In Chicago

A little-known Chicago link to the origins of the movie business could play a role in the revival of a gritty Chicago neighborhood.


Charlie Chaplin

Movie Industry Boomed In Chicago During Silent Era

Before the movie industry moved west to Hollywood, it got its start here in Chicago during the silent film era.

CBS Chicago–01/24/2012