January 12, 1924

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January 12, 1924

News from January 12, 1924 (The Buffalo News, via Newspapers.com™)

Majority Of Lasky Films To Be Produced Locally

Jesse L. Lasky, the first vice president of the Famous-Lasky company, put to rest rumors of 40% of the Lasky productions being made in the east. Mr. Lasky made it clear that the studio was not planning on shifting its production base.

Furthermore, in 1924, the organization planned to produce a total of 60 motion pictures. Mr. Lasky emphasized that 75% of these projects would be filmed in their current location, not in the east.

Several films were in production during this time. Among them was “Triumph,” starring Leatrice Joy and Rod La Rocque, directed by Cecil B. DeMille’s unit. Another was Booth Tarkington’s “Magnolia,” led by James Cruze’s unit, and George Melford was directing Jacqueline Logan in “The Glorious Tomorrow.”

Mary Roberts Rinehart’s “The Breaking Point” was also scheduled to commence, which introduced Patsy Ruth Miller to the Lasky collective and would star George Fawcett and Nita Naldi along with Matt Moore. Another movie entitled ‘Bluff,’ featuring Agnes Ayres and Antonio Moreno, was to be directed by Sam Wood. “Wanderer of the Wasteland,” directed by Irving Willat and starring Jack Holt, was going to be shot entirely in color.

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