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Identifier

MPH-10-01_Charles_Urban_1922

Creation Date

1922

Subject—Topics

Motion pictures; History; Urban, Charles; Producers

Date Range

1922

Description

Portrait of Charles Urban. News photo print from catalog captioned “Charles Urban – President.” A 1922 portrait by Pirie MacDonald. Charles Urban (April 15, 1867 – August 29, 1942) was an Anglo-American film producer and distributor, and one of the most significant figures in British cinema before the First World War. He was a pioneer of the documentary, educational, propaganda and scientific film, as well as being the producer of the world's first successful motion picture color system.

Format

BW photograph; 5” x 3.5

Source

Jonathan Silent Film Collection

Number

MPH-10-01

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