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BARRYMORES' ACTING DYNASTY HAS FORT LEE ROOTS

AMERICA'S FIRST FILM TOWN

 
 

You Know These 20 Movies. Now Meet the Women Behind Them

Was this the US’ first Film Town?

Fort Lee’s days of movie stardom may have been a flash in the pan, but the New Jersey town’s role in the history of film is unmistakable.

Guy-blache: The Untold Story of the first female film director

One of the first movie moguls was a woman — and her studio was in Fort Lee

When the movie business began — roughly 1895 — it was the Wild West. There were no rules. And consequently there was no one to tell Alice Guy-Blaché that ladies do not become movie directors.

THE BARRYMORES OF FORT LEE - WHERE FILM HISTORY WAS MADE

‘Be Natural’ Review: Rescuing Alice Guy Blaché, a Film Pioneer, From Oblivion

At the beginning of Pamela B. Green’s lively and informative new documentary, a bevy of movie people — directors, actors, scholars and others — are asked if they know anything about Alice Guy Blaché, who is the subject of the film.

Barrymore Film Center in Fort Lee will have a Distinguished Profile

John Barrymore, famously, had the "great profile."

The Barrymore Film Center, half-completed on the corner of Fort Lee's Main Street and Park Avenue, has an unusual one.

Even on Tuesday morning, with just the naked beams in place, the building seemed modern and striking.