BEFORE HOLLYWOOD

Before Hollywood became the center of the motion picture industry in the 1920s, New York City boasted several studios that produced silent motion pictures.

The Vitagraph smokestack, still clearly marked with the name of the old studios, can be seen from Locust Avenue from just east of the subway tracks at East 15th Street.

A close look will reveal Vitagraph spelled vertically along the smokestack.

via Forgotten NY

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