Silent film production, 1922

Silent film production, 1922

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Caption: Silent film production. Filming in 1922 of a scene from a silent film and burlesque on the burning of Rome. A burlesque is intended to amuse by caricaturing the topic depicted. The burning of Rome referred to may be the Great Fire of Rome on the night of 18 and 19 July in the year 64 AD during the reign of the emperor Nero. The cameraman, video camera and director are at left. The actress (at right) is Margaret Gorman (1905-1995), the first Miss America in 1921. The actor is a Mr Fegan of Washington DC. The filming is being carried out by the Washington Producing Company. Photographed on 2 November 1922.

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