Director Arvid E. Gillstrom

Director Arvid E. Gillstrom

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/5879
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Title

  • Director Arvid E. Gillstrom

Image Number

  • PR07297

Year

  • ca 1916

Series Title

General Note

  • This image was collected by filmmaker William "Billy" Bletcher (1894-1979) while working for the Vim Comedy Company between 1915 and 1917. The small film studio was based in Jacksonville and New York. The company produced hundreds of two-reel comedies (over 156 comedies in 1916 alone). Before going out of business in 1917, it employed such stars as Oliver Hardy, Ethel Burton, Billy Bletcher, Walter Stull, Pearl Bailey, Arvid Gillstrom, and Kate Price. See series M82-62 for the entire collection of images.
  • Arvid E. Gilstrom was from Sweden. He was one of the first directors to settle in Hollywood. He directed mostly comedies in the 1910s and 1920s.

Physical Description

  • 1 photonegative - b&w - 5 x 4 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Personal Subject


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