Innovating Silent Cinema: The Papers of Harry and Roy Aitken
Innovating Silent Cinema: The Papers of Harry and Roy Aitken at the Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research. "...The Harry and Roy Aitken Collection contains the papers of two important figures in American cinema of the silent era – and particularly the 1910s. The collection richly documents the production activities of several major studios, units, and filmmakers affiliated with the Aitkens and includes scripts, photos, promotional materials, company ledgers, legal records, and both personal and business correspondence with Hollywood luminaries. Although the collection does not include film prints, it contains paper records relating to some of the United States’ most powerful and well remembered filmmakers, including D.W. Griffith, Mack Sennett, Thomas Ince, and Charlie Chaplin."