Post by Terry Harbin on Dec 26, 2010 20:00:07 GMT -5
ESSANAY'S ITHACA STUDIO
It will be news to most that Essanay has invaded the East and has a field studio at Ithaca, N.Y.
Theodore W. Wharton is in charge with Francis X. Bushman as leading man, and they came down to the exposition for Chicago night.
"I've had my eye on Ithaca for a long time," explained Mr. Wharton, "and this summer we decided to go there."
We have everything but the ocean and that is not far away.There is the lake, some seventeen waterfalls, all the way from fifteen to one hundred and fifty feet in height, woods, mountains, meadows and beautiful grounds as well as the handsome establishment of Cornell University.
We expect to do some fine educational work in conjunction with the University, and we are having splendid success.
"Bushman doesn't like the waterfalls because we threw him over one of the lower ones the other day. He is all black and blue, but it made a fine scene. You want to watch for some of that stuff. It is going to be worth while."
Both Mr. Wharton and Mr. bushman are as brown as berries from their outdoor work.