Sunday, January 30, 2011
Fort Lee, NJ: Birthplace of the U.S. Film Industry
The New York Hat was shot in Fort Lee and included in the cast Mary Pickford and Lionel Barrymore.
I know exactly where that ledge is; I used to hang out there during high school. You see, I grew up in Fort Lee, NJ. I knew that it was the first home of the movie industry before Hollywood, but there was very little evidence of it there. Well, it's an interesting story of a greedy man named Thomas Edison who created all the technology associated with film making and then ran the industry out of New Jersey with his patent-enforcing lackeys. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE. All photos are public domain, as best as I can determine.