Lawrence Williams

Thanhouser photographer and cameraman Lawrence Williams with his equipment (Courtesy of the American Museum of the Moving Image/Lawrence Williams Collection)

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Thanhouser Films: An Encyclopedia and History
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The Thanhouser Studio
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Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization involved in the research, acquisition, preservation and publication of educational materials related to the early silent motion picture era, with a specific focus on the Thanhouser film enterprise.
     From its founding in 1909 through 1917, Thanhouser Company, and its successor company, Mutual's Thanhouser Film Corporation, produced and released over 1,000 silent films to worldwide distribution.

     Thanhouser Company Film Preservation, Inc. is pleased to offer 96 films for viewing on DVD and streaming online, many at no charge. Please visit this page to read about these films and how to watch.

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