The Press: Cinema Corner

One day in 1915 a strapping young Chicago reporter stepped into a cinema theatre. It was perhaps the third time in his life he had "gone to the movies." What he saw—D. W. Griffith's The Birth of a Nation—made his eyes pop, his heart thump. An industry doing things like that, he decided, was the place for him. So Reporter Martin Quigley quit his job with the Chicago evening Post and two months later began publishing the Exhibitors Herald. After absorbing two competitors, Motography, Motion Picture World, the magazine became the potent...

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