In a remodelled cash register factory at Bound Brook, N. J. a moving picture company was started in 1910. It was named for Charles Pathe, French experimenter with kinetic shadows. Among the early U. S. picture companies Pathe became important and prosperous, famed for its comedies, its newsreels. Its symbol was a crowing cock. Into fame the Pathe rooster crowed Harold Lloyd, Pearl White. In 1927 Pathe was reorganized, began to make feature pictures successfully on a small scale. Its principal assets were a library of film stories said to be the best...

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