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Also Known As: Died: November 1, 1982
Born: February 8, 1894 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Galveston, Texas, USA Profession: Director ...
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1909:
Worked in Galveston's first movie theater, the Globe, as ticket-taker and part-time projectionist
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Became amateur newsreel photographer, shooting local events and selling them to newsreel companies
1915:
Shot first film (two-reeler), "In Tow" (date approximate)
1915:
Drove to Hollywood (financed trip by shooting footage for Ford Company's advertising newsreel)
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Submitted original scripts to Universal under pseudonym, Charles K Wallis
1918:
Directed shorts about reform work of Judge Willis Brown
1919:
Debut as film director with "The Turn in the Road"
1920:
Formed Vidor Village studio
1922:
Joined MGM after Vidor Village shut down
1925:
Directed first hit, "The Big Parade"
1929:
Filmed first sound feature, "Hallelujah"
1959:
Retired from directing
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Became instructor for UCLA graduate cinema class in the 1960s
1974:
Directed two short documentaries, "Truth and Illusion"

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