Al Christie
(Movies & TV)
Carl Laemmle
(Movies & TV)
Universal Studios
(Media and Entertainment)
Francis Boggs
(Movies & TV)
Film studio
(Movies & TV)

See also

David Horsley

Knowledge Identifier: +David_Horsley


David Horsley

English-born pioneer of the film industry who built the first film studio in Hollywood add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1873.

Countries: United States (71%), Canada (14%), (14%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Al Christie, Carl Laemmle, Universal Studios

Linked to: Centaur Film Company, Motion Picture Patents Company, Nestor Film Company




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David Horsley was born in 1873 add something


In 1884, the family emigrated to the United States, settling in Bayonne, New Jersey where as a young man he built a bicycle business and ran a pool hall add something


Al Christie - Al Christie began his career in 1909 working for David Horsley's Nestor film company in Bayonne, New Jersey


By 1910 their operation was producing three films a week, including the "Mutt and Jeff" comedies add something


In the fall of 1911, the Nestor Motion Picture Company opened the first motion picture studio in Hollywood in the Blondeau Tavern building at the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Gower Street add something


Among the first motion pictures ever filmed in Hollywood was taken on October 26, 1911 in the orchards of H J Whitley's estate add something


Francis Boggs - Ironically, that same day in 1911, David Horsley and Al Christie set up their Nestor Studios in Hollywood sounding the death knell for Edendale as the film production center of Los Angeles


Film studio - The first movie studio in the Hollywood area was Nestor Studios, opened in 1911 by Al Christie for David Horsley


In April 1912, the Universal Film Company was formed and David Horsley and other small studios merged, each accepting shares in Universal as payment for their business add something


Universal Studios - Founded in 1912 by Carl Laemmle, Mark Dintenfass, Charles Baumann, Adam Kessel, Pat Powers, William Swanson, David Horsley, and Jules Brulatour, it is the oldest movie studio in the United States of America


However, the peaceful merger soon turned sour and in 1913 Horsley sold his interest to Carl Laemmle add something


By the spring of 1917, he had outfitted his new operations in Los Angeles at Main and Washington streets however a series of setbacks cost Horsley his entire fortune and left him in debt add something

David Horsley died in 1933 add something