November 29, 2012

Throwback Thursday – Vintage Movie Rejection Letter

movie rejection letter
Though the state of the film industry is currently blockbuster-obsessed, things were far from sequels and heartbroken vampires in Essanay‘s heyday. Above, you are looking at the rejection slip that motion picture studio Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (1907-1925) used to send to screenwriters whose submissions didn’t make the cut (for any of the tickable reasons displayed). Essanay is best remembered for its series of Charlie Chaplin films, which – according to this – were stocked correctly, dramatic, easy to produce, interesting, and action-packed enough to make the grade.

Yours very truly,

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