How Chicago invented the American film industry with historian Adam Selzer

Dave Plier

PHOTO: Charlie Chaplin (Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, 1889 – 1977) English film actor and director looking at a movie camera. Original Publication: People Disc – HW0505 (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Author and historian Adam Selzer talks to WGN Radio’s Dave Plier about how Chicago invented the US film industry at the turn of the 20th century, stories about Thomas Edison, Essanay Studios, Charlie Chaplin and more with their timeless book ‘Flickering Empire’.

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