Orig.GENERAL FILM Vitagraph MR.BARNES OF NY M. Costello Silent Movie Program

For your consideration is this scarce original piece of silent movie memorabilia. This is the authentic (not a reproduction) program for The General Film Company, Inc., presents Vitagraph's Photo Play Masterpiece, Mr. Barnes Of New York in 6 parts. This big Broadway featured Maurice Costello in the title role. The early 20th century program is from the Star Theater, New Milford, Ct. This Art Deco theater is still in business and is now known as the Bank Street Theater.

General Film Company was an important U.S. motion picture distribution company from 1909-1920. Vitagraph was a prolific U.S. movie studio founded by J. Stuart Blackton and Albert E.l Smith founded in 1897. It was bought by Warner Brothers in 1925. Maurice Costello (American 1877-1950) began his career in Vaudville and later became a silent movie star. He played the title role in the original Sherlock Holmes movies. He was the grandfather of John Barrymore and great-grandfather of Drew Barrymore.

The duotone paper program has numerous black & white photographs of the actors & actresses and scenes from the movie. The folded program measures 5.25 x 10.5 inches. It opens to a 10.5 x 10.5 inch poster like graphic. The Star Theater information is on the bottom of the front cover. The program has no date, only Wednesday, March 10, with the price
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